This is the excellent new Volkswagen Touareg which will become the firm’s flagship SUV when it is launched in May.
It’s already had its world premiere at a leading motor show and the top model, the V8 TDI producing 421 PS will be the most powerful model in the VW range.
The new car has clean engines meeting the latest standards and the comfort levels include air suspension and an impressive leather interior fitted as standard.
Engines for the Volkswagen Touareg
Under the bonnet, the engines for the Volkswagen Touareg include a new 4.0 litre eight-cylinder unit that complies with the Euro 6d emissions standard.
The torque from this turbo diesel unit delivers sports car performance at 900 Nm.
The engine is an excellent performer, whether at low speeds or driving fast and it’s also useful for going off-road to help deliver the impressive drive characteristics.
The figures for the new engine highlight that it will sprint from 0 to 62 mph in less than five seconds.
Interior for the Volkswagen Touareg
The interior for the Volkswagen Touareg has a modern and fresh feel and is dominated with cool colour tones and metal; it’s a warm interior with good use of wood.
There’s the ‘innovision cockpit’, essentially a digitised display for the car’s controls, glass covered surfaces and chrome and aluminium details.
Other standard kit includes air suspension and an electric boot lid, anti-theft alarm system, comfort seats and stainless steel pedals.
There’s also a ‘light and sight’ package fitted which features automatic headlights and automatically dimming exterior door mirrors.
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Also, the new model has 19-inch alloy wheels fitted in place of the previous model’s 18-inch wheels.
Other features include ‘night vision’ which will detect animals and people in the dark by using utilising a thermal imaging camera and a lane and traffic jam assist and front cross traffic assistant.
It helps too that there’s an active all-wheel steering system so, despite the large dimensions, the Touareg handles like a compact car.
For those who fancy taking the new model off-road, there’s a roll stabilisation system with controlled anti-roll bars to deliver the comfort and handling owners will expect.
The new Volkswagen Touareg is an excellent addition to a competitive segment with prices and a full spec list being revealed nearer to its launch.