The all-new Touareg, Volkswagen’s flagship SUV, bears a fresh look and has been redesigned for the tech-savvy and business-oriented drivers. It boasts the latest in connectivity, driver assistance technology, infotainment systems and comfortable interiors. It is competitively priced; starting from AED 192,433 including VAT and includes a three-year service cover.
“The all-new Touareg marks another milestone in the history of Volkswagen as it charges up its market segment with pure dynamism, following on from the hugely successful previous generations,” said Andrew Savvas, Brand Director Volkswagen Middle East.
“The combination of the slick and expressive exterior, with the technologically advanced interior, make the Touareg the ultimate all-round vehicle for business-oriented drivers in the region.” – Andrew Savvas, Brand Director Volkswagen Middle East
The new third-generation Touareg brings with it “the largest range of assistance, handling and comfort systems ever to be integrated into a Volkswagen,” according to the brand. The many different systems include night vision, lane assist, front cross-traffic assist, LED matrix headlights, windshield head-up display, driver personalisation, inductive wireless mobile phone charger and many more. These are interconnected via a new central control unit, working imperceptibly in the background to make the journey safer. Managing is more convenient and more intuitive than in the previous models.
Compared to its predecessor, the new model is moderately broader and longer which translates to better vehicle balance, more interior space and a significantly larger luggage compartment. The storage capacity has increased from 697 to 810 litres with the rear bench seat up. Despite its increased size, the car is 106 kg lighter due to its mixed material construction of aluminium at 48 per cent and high-tech steels at 52 per cent.
The front end of the new Touareg is dominated by the all-new ‘IQ.Light -LED matrix headlights,’ which Volkswagen claims is one of the most advanced headlight systems currently being used on any vehicle. The rear end features a redesigned Rear LED light animation and Trapezium-shaped exhaust pipes.
A key feature of the interior space of the SUV is the digital ‘Innovision Cockpit,’ a head-up display, which projects key information onto the windscreen, which becomes the virtual display space in front of the drive. The other highlights include the high definition 15-inch touch screen and the 12.3-inch ‘Active Info Display,’ both of which can be fully personalised to the driver’s preferences. The latter can simultaneously function as a radio navigation system, telephone information centre, and a user interface for various other vehicle functions. The Interior ambient lights now come in 30-plus colour options.
The new Touareg is available in R-Line trim across the region. The R-Line trim offers exclusive sport styling and premium features, such as Comfort seats in Savona Carbon with stitching in contrasting colour on the front and rear, and R-Line logo on the front backrests; R-specific aluminum inlay; central console in high glossy black; R-Line logo on the welcome screen; Sports pedals in stainless steel including footrest; R-specific leather multifunction steering wheel with R-Line logo; Armrest, steering wheel and selector lever with stitching in contrasting colour; Door sill trims with R-Line logo in the front which is illuminated in combination with ambient lighting; Fabric floor mats front and rear with border in contrasting colour
The entire range comes equipped with the 4Motion permanent all-wheel drive as standard. The Touareg is available in two engine specifications: the 246 hp 2.0-litre TFSI and the 335 hp 3.0 litre V6 TFSI. Both are coupled with the 8 Speed automatic transmission.