Tough, innovative and uncompromisingly stylish, the new Volkswagen Touareg is prepared for whatever you throw at it. From tricky terrain to your boisterous brood, it’s designed to take life in its stride, all while delivering a premium – not to mention relaxing – experience.
There’s certainly no mistaking this competent SUV. Riding high on 19-inch alloy wheels, its confident stance translates into assurance and security behind the wheel. The nose is recognisable by its four-slot chrome enhanced grille, which sits between rectangular headlamps that boast a distinctive LED lighting signature. Meanwhile, a tapering roofline gives the Touareg’s silhouette elegance, and modular tail lights ensure there’s no mistaking the model from behind. Finished in a range of sophisticated paint colours and with chrome accents, this is an aesthetic that’s nothing short of captivating.
Step inside and you’re greeted by a comfortable, luxurious cabin that puts the latest technology at your fingertips. Sink into the Vienna leather upholstered seats and set the perfect temperature on the dual-zone climate control for a relaxed and refined ride.
As for your passengers, they’ll have space to spare thanks to the Touareg’s generous dimensions. The rear seats slide to provide each occupant with enough legroom, and fold down to increase the boot space when necessary. For added convenience, you can opt for the Easy Open package, which enables you to open the boot with the touch of a button or by waving your foot beneath the tailgate.
Central to the Touareg’s driver experience is the new Innovision Cockpit. A 12-inch digital instrument cluster offers an ergonomic display of key information, while the 15-inch Innovision glass display merges seamlessly into the dash, enabling you to access audio, communication and smartphone functionality with touch, gesture and voice commands. There’s also an e-SIM card providing access to the internet, while the Car-Net system offers live traffic updates, helps you find a parking space and more – all for a relaxing and stress-free drive.
From motorway cruising to muddy tracks, the Volkswagen Touareg handles any terrain with confidence. All-wheel steering gives you a smaller turning circle and improves stability, making for a more agile and dynamic drive whatever the circumstances. Meanwhile, adaptive air suspension can be tuned to deliver the utmost comfort for the conditions, with Comfort, Normal and Sport settings enabling you to control the ride.
Two diesel and a petrol engine provide power, offering up to 340PS and as much as 600Nm of torque. This sees you race from 0-62mph in as little as 5.9 seconds while keeping emissions down – the diesel models emit just 173g/km of CO2. The eight-speed Auto Tiptronic gearbox delivers smooth, slick transmission, shifting at the optimum point to balance speed and economy.
The Touareg is fully equipped to keep you and your family protected, whatever the situation. A host of features is at play, supporting your drive and helping to prevent collisions. Intersection Assist, for example, uses radar technology to detect oncoming vehicles, thereby helping you to approach blind exits and intersections with confidence.
There’s also Traffic Jam Assist, which helps you to stay in your lane while caught in slow-moving traffic, and can even control the accelerator and brake for you, taking the strain off a little. And once you get to your destination, parking in a tight spot is a breeze thanks to Park Assist, which manoeuvres you expertly in while you control the brake and accelerator.
To find out more about the competent new Volkswagen Touareg, contact the team at Des Winks today. We’ll be happy to show you the model and take you out for a spin.