The four-wheel-drive Volkswagen Touareg is a large, versatile five-seat SUV with a head-turning exterior and bags of space on the inside for all the family.
The latest edition of the Touareg is 10 per cent (or 200kg) lighter than the previous version, but in fact it’s bigger than ever before. The wheelbase has been extended by 40mm to give a sleeker, more elongated appearance. It’s still a strong SUV, with an impressive maximum towing capacity of 3,500kgs.
The well-proportioned body is smart and robust. All models – including the entry-level SE – come with striking 19-inch alloy wheels. The top-of-the-range R-Line and R-Line Plus trims enjoy stylish 20- and 21-inch alloys respectively, along with a panoramic glass sunroof that lets the light flood into the cabin.
On board, expect no less than a robust interior, kitted out with leather upholstery and high-quality plastics. A sleek garnish wood trim is also available on upgraded models. The neat dashboard is simply laid out, which makes all the car’s gadgets easy to use.
A long wheelbase makes all the difference in the rear, where you’ll discover a wealth of legroom. The back seats also slide back and forth to create additional legroom or boot space depending on your requirements. There’s loads of room for all your luggage in the 580-litre boot, while other handy storage spaces include two centre cup holders.
Buyers can choose from two 3.0-litre engines, with 204bhp or 262bhp. The less powerful goes from 0 to 60mph in approximately 8.5 seconds, and fuel economy comes in at 42.8mph. The more powerful version shaves around a second of the 0-60mph time, while fuel economy now stands at 40.9mpg.
Both units are strong and reliable performers
whether you’re driving on- or off-road. Four-wheel drive and an eight-speed
automatic gearbox come as standard in even the entry-level SE to ensure you’re
ready for all conditions. Upgrade to the Escape to enjoy heavy-duty off-road
When it comes to safety, a beautifully rigid structure ensures you and your passengers are well protected. Safety is a priority with the Touareg – six airbags, easy-to-use ISOFIX child-seat mounts and high-tech driver aids are standard. Electronic Stability Program, ABS, hill descent control and parking sensors also feature throughout the range.
Even entry-level models are generously equipped – all come with sat-nav, parking sensors and DAB digital radio. Choose the R-Line or R-Line plus to get keyless entry, an electrically operated boot lid and rear- and side-view cameras.
Talk to the team at Marshall Volkswagen to discover more about the Touareg range. Call or visit us in person at your local showroom in Barnstaple, Grimsby, Kidlington, Newbury, Reading, Scunthorpe, South Oxford (Abingdon) and Taunton. Book a test drive at a time that suits you, and we can talk you through all your flexible finance options.
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