With its muscular features and bold lines, the Volkswagen Touareg is an out-and-out SUV that's versatile, rugged and built for adventure.
One look at the Volkswagen Touareg and it's clear that this vehicle is designed to make light work of the most demanding terrain. Available in five trim levels, the model sports a bold and stocky frame, with the robust and powerful image boosted by tinted glass, alloy wheels, twin rear tailpipes and a rear spoiler. Additional details such as body-coloured mirrors, bumpers and door handles, along with roof rails and chrome trims, round off the Touareg's high-quality but sturdy appearance.
Protectors are in place beneath the vehicle to reduce the risk of damage while off-road. An optional electronic tailgate can also be installed at the back of the SUV to make loading and unloading even simpler.
Inside the Touareg, you're greeted with a calm, serene atmosphere and a sense of total refinement. The controls are intuitively placed, while optional leather upholstery, white instrument lighting, a multifunction steering wheel and climate control make the longest journeys a relatively easy matter. Details such as the leather-trimmed gear knob and chrome detailing all add to the sense of luxury. There's plenty of boot space available, and this can easily be increased when you do not have a full complement of passengers, thanks to the model's flexible seating system. Every trim is fitted with an RNS 850 entertainment system offering DAB radio, CD and DVD playback, along with a high-quality TFT monitor.
Five powertrains are available for the model. Offering the highest level of efficiency is the 3.0 litre V6 TDI, which produces 201bhp and can manage fuel economy of 40.4mpg combined. The 4.2-litre V8 engine, meanwhile, offers awesome performance; with maximum power of 334bhp, it can propel the Touareg from 0-60mph in just 5.8 seconds.
Various features are available to increase stability and improve the driving experience. Air suspension varies the ride height, providing a lower centre of gravity and better stability on smooth roads, and also more ground clearance when crossing rough terrain. Hill Descent Assist, Centre Lock Differential (designed to increase traction) and automatic start/stop technology (designed to increase fuel efficiency) are also available.
The latest technology makes the Touareg driving experience even more enjoyable and relaxed. Parking sensors make squeezing into tight spaces quick and simple, while the vehicle's touch-screen sat nav system will help you get to your destination more easily. Safety feature are also numerous; along with the strong frame and numerous airbags, the active safety measures include Lane Assist, designed to prevent the driver from drifting, Automatic Distance Control, which reduces opportunities for collisions and Side Scan technology, which warns of approaching drivers who may pose a hazard.
Come and speak to a member of the team at Des Winks if you'd like to find out more about the Volkswagen Touareg. We’ll be able to answer any questions you may have, and perhaps organise a test drive.