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VOLKSWAGEN Touareg

3.0 V6 TDI 4Motion R Line Tech 5dr Tip Auto
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List Price
£58,805.00
Transmission
Automatic
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Consumption
42.8 MPG
0-62 mph
6.1 secs
Engine Size
3.0
No. of Doors
5
CO2
173 g/km
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BODY GLASS
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Heat insulating glass in side and rear windows
  • Heat insulating glass in windshield
  • Heated windscreen washer jets
  • Rain sensor
  • Rear tinted glass from B pillar backwards, approx. 80% tinted
  • Rear wiper
BRAKES
  • ABS
  • Automatic post collision braking system
  • EBD Brake Assist
  • EDL
  • Electronic parking brake with auto hold
  • ESC with ASR
  • Hill descent control
  • Hill start assist
  • Volkswagen roadside assistance
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Front rear carpet mats
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Sports suspension
COMMUNICATION
  • Apple car play/Android Auto
  • Bluetooth hands free telephone connection
  • MirrorLink
  • Voice control system
  • Wireless Smartphone charger
DRIVER AIDS
  • ACC - Adaptive cruise control with front assist, distance monitoring, city emergency brake and speed limiter
  • Drive select with Damper control
  • Driver alert system
  • Driver Mode Selection with four preset modes - Eco, normal, sport or individual modes
  • Multifunction camera with lane assist
  • Park assist with rear view camera
  • Speed sensitive power steering
  • Traffic sign recognition
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Dusk sensor
  • eCall emergency system
  • Electric tailgate with power cover
  • One touch indicators with repeat function
  • Start/stop system with regenerative braking
  • Tailgate power latch
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • 2D/3D map view
  • Audible and visual fatigue detection system
  • Car information display
  • Dynamic road sign display camera controlled system with visual warning for traffic and road signs
  • Instrument cluster
  • Multifunction computer premium with 7" colour display
  • Service interval indicator
  • Think blue trainer driver tips and journey analysis
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Body colour door mirrors with integral indicators
  • Electrically power adjustable, heated, folding, auto dimming, front passenger exterior door mirror lowering function
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • High gloss black centre console
  • Silver wave design aluminium decorative inlays
ENGINE
  • 24 litre AdBlue tank
  • 75 litre fuel tank
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 8 speakers (4 front, 4 rear)
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Dynamic navigation based on TMC
  • Gesture control for infotainment system
  • Multi device interface (MDI) with USB connection
  • Music playback - MP3, WMA and AAC files
  • SD card slot
  • Simultaneous pairing of 2 compatible mobile devices
  • SMS functionality - read, compose and send SMS messages using touch-screen display
  • Title and cover art display
  • Volkswagen media control
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body coloured wheel arches
  • C signature gloss black front air intake
  • Chrome trimmed radiator grille and air intake
  • Chrome trimmed side windows
  • Chromed tailpipe on the left and right integrated in the bumper with trapezoid design
  • Galvanised body
  • Gloss black finish B pillar
  • Gloss black rear diffuser
  • Plastic scuff plates in door apertures
  • Silver anodised roof rails
  • Solid paint
  • Stainless steel door sill protectors with R-line logo
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Adaptive low beam for urban and motorway use
  • Automatic coming/leaving home lighting function
  • Automatic headlights
  • Dynamic headlight range control
  • Full LED headlights and LED tail lights
  • High beam assist
  • LED cornering headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED Indicators
  • LED rear fog light
  • LED rear number plate lights
  • Poor weather light
  • Puddle lights
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • 4 zone climate control
  • B pillar vents
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V socket in front and rear centre console and boot
  • 2 Coat hooks on B pillar
  • 3 spoke heated leather multi-function steering wheel including paddle shift
  • Branded points of interest
  • Electric luggage compartment cover
  • Folding rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders
  • Front centre armrest with storage box
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • Illuminated air conditioned glovebox
  • Jack and tool kit
  • Leather trimmed gear knob with gloss black inlay/aluminum trim
  • Leatherette door trim
  • Load through provision
  • Luggage compartment with load lashing rings
  • Plastic loading edge protection
  • R Line badge
  • R-Line vienna leather upholstery 14 way electric front ergoComfort seats
  • Soul black headlining
  • Stainless steel pedals
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Ambient lighting
  • LED luggage compartment lighting
PACKS
  • Innovision cockpit pack - Touareg
  • Memory pack - Touareg
  • R line styling pack - Touareg
SAFETY
  • 3 point front seatbelts with pre-tensioners
  • Active bonnet
  • Curtain airbags
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • Front seat side impact airbags
  • Passenger airbag deactivate switch
  • Seatbelt warning lamp and buzzer
  • Three 3 point rear seatbelts
  • Two tone horn
  • Tyre pressure loss indicator
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
SEATS
  • 3 rear head restraints
  • 4 way adjustable front head restraints
  • 4 way electric lumbar support
  • 40:20:40 split folding slide/recline rear seat
  • Driver/front passenger seat height adjustment
  • Front headrests
  • Front seats with R-line logo on seat backrest
  • Heated front seats
  • Isofix preparation for 2 rear child seats
  • Rear seat remote release levers
SECURITY
  • Alarm with interior monitoring in cab, backup horn and towing protection
  • Child security locks for front and rear doors
  • Electronic engine immobiliser
  • Keyless entry and start with safelock
  • Remote central locking
TRANSMISSION
  • Torsen limited slip differential
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Double sun visor for drivier and passenger with LED illuminated vanity mirrors
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 20" Nevada diamond turned alloy wheels with anti-theft wheel bolts
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Temporary space saver steel spare wheel
Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
  • CO: 0.233
  • CO2: 173
  • HC: 42E
  • HC+NOx: 0.092
  • NOx: 0.065
  • Particles: 0.0001
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • Bore: 83
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 2967
  • Compression Ratio: 15.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout: V6
  • Cylinders: 6
  • Engine Codes: DENA
  • Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Type: COMMON RAIL
  • Gears: 8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 24
  • Stroke: 91.4
  • Valve gear: DOHC
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 42.8
  • EC Extra Urban: 47.9
  • EC Urban: 36.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 10.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 8.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 7.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 8.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 8.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 8.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 8.7
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: TDI 4Motion
  • Coin Series: R-Line Tech
  • Ghost model for valuation purposes: N
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 81
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 5
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 286
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 3.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 89
  • Service Interval Mileage: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 24
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: 72
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: 86
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 6.1
  • BHP: 286
  • Engine Power KW: 210
  • Engine Power RPM: 3500
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 443
  • Engine Torque MKG: 61.2
  • Engine Torque NM: 600
  • Engine Torque RPM: 2250
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 146
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: True
  • Tyre Size Front: 285/45 R20
  • Tyre Size Rear: 285/45 R20
  • Tyre Size Spare: SPACE SAVER
  • Wheel Style: NEVADA
  • Wheel Type: 20" ALLOY
  • Height: 1702
  • Height (including roof rails): 1740
  • Length: 4878
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 12.2
  • Wheelbase: 2904
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1984
  • Width (including mirrors): 2193
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 810
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 75
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2850
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 1800
  • Max. Roof Load: 100
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 3500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1995
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 855

HIGH, WIDE AND HANDSOME

Volkswagen's heaviest hitter looks a stronger proposition in third generation form. Jonathan Crouch reports

Ten Second Review

Volkswagen's third generation Touareg is a large luxury SUV that's now smarter looking, safer, better-equipped and more efficient. As before, this car's dynamically better than you expect it to be, both on road and off it. True, it can't offer more than five seats, but then neither can key rivals like BMW's X5, Mercedes' GLE-Class, Jeep's Grand Cherokee, the Lexus RX or Porsche's Cayenne. If you're looking at one of those contenders in this segment, then this under-rated Touareg offers a very complete package with a value proposition that could prove hard to resist.

Background

Large luxury SUVs tend to be more about style than substance. Here's one that's different, Volkswagen's much improved third generation Touareg. The original version of this car, launched in 2003 and named after a North African tribe, represented the Wolfsburg brand's first venture into the luxury SUV market and struck a chord with quite a few buyers in this segment. The second generation version, introduced in 2010, was less successful; Wolfsburg hopes to regain momentum with this, that model's successor. The prospects seem quite promising; this MK3 Touareg does, after all, use the same MLB Evo platform you'll find in Porsche, Bentley and Lamborghini large SUVs. And, unlike them, it's actually quite at home off road. As before, the idea is to provide an appealing compromise between the extreme 'SUV'-ness of, say, a Toyota Land Cruiser or a Jeep Grand Cherokee. And more paved-surface-orientated large SUVs like the BMW X5 and the Mercedes GLE.

Driving Experience

As before, this third generation Touareg uses 3.0 V6 TDI power mated to an eight-speed automatic Tiptronic gearbox and 4MOTION all-wheel drive. This unit's an uprated version of the powerplant offered in this model's predecessor, this time round putting out 231 or 286PS. In the perkier variant, 0-62 mph takes 6.1 seconds, and the top speed is 146mph. A 340PS 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged petrol engine is the alternative. A V8 diesel and a petrol Plug-in hybrid are planned for later in the product cycle. Pulling power remains a Toureg strongpoint, the 286PS unit developing up to 600Nm of torque, which will make it ideal for towers who'll particularly like Volkswagen's handy 'Trailer Assist' technology that facilitates simple slow-speed manoeuvring. For on road use with this MK3 model, Volkswagen has (for top variants) developed an active all-wheel steering set-up and a roll stabilisation system with electromechanically controlled anti-roll bars. Plus there's two-chamber air suspension too, a set-up you can control via various driving modes. These range from 'Eco' and 'Comfort', through 'Individual', to 'Snow', 'Sand' and 'Off-road Expert'. Select the right setting and you'll be able to go surprisingly far off the beaten track. That'll be further aided by a centre differential lock with asymmetric dynamic torque distribution that acts as a transfer box for the flow of forces between the front and rear axle. A maximum of 70%t of the drive force reaches the front axle and up to 80% can be sent to the rear axle.

Design and Build

This third generation Touareg is yet another Volkswagen Group large luxury SUV to sit on that conglomerate's MLB Evo platform (the others being the MK2 Audi Q7, the Audi Q8, the Bentley Bentayga, the MK3 model Porsche Cayenne and the Lamborghini Urus). As before, the Touareg has just five seats but it's wider and longer than before, nearly 4.8m long, nearly 2.2m wide and over 1,7m high. There's a more dynamic look too, aided by the imposing new chromed front grille and sharper body detailing. The cabin of this MK3 model isn't quite up to Audi and Porsche levels of quality, but it feels very nice indeed and is dominated by what Volkswagen calls its 'Innovision Cockpit'. Here, a 12-inch digital instrument cluster - the 'Active Info Display' we've seen on lesser Volkswagen models - merges with the 15-inch TFT touchscreen of the latest 'Discover Premium' infotainment system to form a new digital operating, information, communication and entertainment unit. Never before has a Volkswagen interior of this type been digitalised and extensively linked to the vehicle functions and outside world to such an extent. As before, there's a comfortable back seat with sliding and seat reclining options. Luggage space is huge with a 1,051mm load area length and a maximum load capacity of 810-litres (seats up) or 1,800-litres (seats down).

Market and Model

To begin with, all MK3 model Touaregs share the same 3.0 V6 TDI 286PS diesel engine but there are three trim levels - 'SEL', 'R-Line' and 'R-Line Tech'. Prices start at around £49,000 and range up to just over £58,000. Further down the line-up, options include electrically adjustable front seats featuring a special pneumatic massage function with no fewer than eight programs. The intensity of the massage functions can be continuously adjusted via individual air cushions. Natural light comes in through the optionally available panoramic sliding roof - the largest yet offered by Volkswagen. The transparent roof section is 1,270mm long and 825mm wide (inner dimensions), and the front half can be continuously opened and electrically moved back by almost half a metre (495mm) and raised. Meanwhile night driving can be more pleasant thanks to an optional LED ambient light system. Using the ambient light, the atmosphere on board the Touareg can be personalised via 30 different light colours whose brightness can be adjusted. There's also an optional night vision system using a thermal imaging camera. Camera-driven safety innovations include 'Front Cross Traffic Assist' - which responds to traffic crossing in front of the car. For autonomous driving, there's 'Traffic Jam and Roadwork Lane Assist' which offers partly automated steering and lane departure warning up to 37mph, plus autonomous acceleration and braking).

Cost of Ownership

Don't expect too much here. This is, after all, a large luxury SUV that in 3.0 V6 TDI form carries a substantial 2,070kg of kerb weight. Expect 42.8 mpg on the combined cycle and 182g/km of CO2 from the 286PS variant. If that's not good enough, you can ask your dealer about the forthcoming petrol plug-in hybrid version. As for servicing, well as usual with Volkswagen models, there's a choice of either 'Fixed' or 'Flexible' maintenance packages. You'll choose the 'Fixed' approach if you cover less than 10,000 miles a year and with this, the car will typically be looked at every twelve months. If your daily commute is more than 25 miles and your Touareg will regularly be driven on longer distance journeys, you'll be able to work with a 'Flexible' regime that can see you travelling up to 18,000 miles between garage visits - or every two years, whichever is sooner. The TDI engines many customers will choose, like most modern diesel powerplants, get a selective catalytic reduction filter to cut down on nitrous oxide and, as with similar rival units, are designed around the injection of a urea-based solution called AdBlue into the exhaust gas stream to help clean up emissions. The liquid used is stored in a 12-litre tank mounted at the rear beneath the boot and this will need topping up as part of regular servicing.

Summary

As long as you don't need seven-seats in your large, luxury SUV, this Volkswagen is still a hard option to ignore if you're looking for an appealing balance between style, speed and 'SUV'-ness, with reasonable pricing and running costs that suggest more modest means. True, it doesn't have the brand cachet of some of its illustrious rivals - but perhaps that's no bad thing. For this car's loyal band of buyers, the Touareg's unpretentious approach is, after all, one of its biggest draws. It's a pity though, that so few of them know exactly how capable it is in the rough stuff. Of course a cynic might ask in what way a Touareg is class-leading and it would be tough to pinpoint one. Its chances of success reside in managing to convince enough people enough of the time that it covers the required bases competently. If that sounds like damning with faint praise, it's not meant to. Think of this car as an artful exercise in managing compromises instead. It's still well worth your attention and with prices now overlapping with compact SUVs, its value proposition speaks for itself.

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List Price
£58,805.00
Transmission
Automatic
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Consumption
42.8 MPG
0-62 mph
6.1 secs
Engine Size
3.0
No. of Doors
5
CO2
173 g/km
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