The stylish Volkswagen Touareg is a leading contender in the luxury SUV sector, comparing favourably with classmates such as the Audi Q7 and the Land Rover Discovery. Trim options for the Touareg are the SE, R-Line and R-Line Plus.
The Touareg has a commanding appearance, with its raised stance, bold grille, sleek contours, and smart bi-xenon headlights. Front fog lights have static cornering capability, while at the rear the LED fog lights give added brightness in poor visibility. Heat insulating glass in the rear windows aids privacy, reduces glare and adds to the sophisticated look of the Touareg. The SE edition has 19-inch alloy wheels, while upgrading to the R-Line will get you 20-inch alloys, and 21-inch on the R-Line Plus. The R-Line Plus also features Area View technology to give you a 360° around-car view, making parking and other manoeuvres easier.
Step inside the cabin and you immediately sense the luxury, with black or beige leather upholstery included, leather steering wheel, leather-trimmed gear knob, and burr walnut finishes. All models have climate control, and front seats are heated for added comfort on chilly mornings. The R-Line also comes with a panoramic sunroof for an extra bright, airy feel in the cabin. Storage compartments and cup holders are conveniently positioned around the cabin, and the chilled glove compartment is perfect for keeping your drinks cool.
If you opt for the R-Line edition there is no need to rummage around for your keys to get in the car, thanks to the keyless entry and start system, and an electric tailgate gives easy access to the boot. Rear seats fold down flat in a 60:40 split, creating ample space for transporting bulky furniture or sports equipment.
The Touareg has a choice of powerful diesel engines – the 3.0-litre 201bhp and the 3.0-litre 258bhp, both fitted with an eight-speed tiptronic gearbox. The 3.0-litre V6 258bhp diesel delivers an impressive 580Nm of torque, with considerable pulling power even at low revs, and it will accelerate from 0-60mph in approximately seven seconds. Volkswagen’s 4MOTION four wheel drive technology is fitted as standard on the Touareg, enabling you to travel safely even in challenging weather conditions, and giving you the chance to venture off-road.
A DAB radio, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity are fitted as standard, and all models benefit from a touchscreen navigation system.
Safety is a priority of the Touareg, which incorporates features such as an active rollover protection system (RP), driver alert system, and post-collision braking technology. Other features to make driving easier include Hill-Start Assist, an electronic parking brake and speed sensitive power assisted steering. The R-Line edition is also fitted with Hill-Descent Assist and coasting function.
If you are starting to share our enthusiasm for this luxury SUV, come along to one of our showrooms and take the Touareg out for a drive. We are sure it will not disappoint.
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