Volkswagen Touareg is one of the largest selling cars with excellent performance and interiors along with automatic transmissions. The new Volkswagen Touareg will hit the stores in January 2012. This is Volkswagen’s luxury SUV and comes with choice of hybrid and diesel engine.
This lavishly designed car offers comfy seating system, central locking, swift gear changes, eight speed automatic transmission, four wheel drive system and all the handy features like memory package and mobile phone connection. It has excellent on and off road capabilities and comes with electronic stabilization programme and ABS plus.
It can easily accommodate five person and is soft and plush on the inside and rugged on the outside. The leather seats are contoured and comfortable but the middle legroom is stiff and quite tight. There is no third row seating but the cargo space is massive.
2012 Volkswagen Touareg Variants
3000cc V6 Hybrid (petrol-electric) version
Power: 380 bhp
The hybrid version gives a mileage of 24 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city. The new 2012 version is wider and shorter and it gives a more sleeker look. The wheelbase is longer and so are the internal dimensions. It is more roomier and comfortable. There is no third row and more legroom is provided with curvaceous dashboard. It comes with an optional sunroof covering the entire roof of the car. There is also an optional towing package with a capacity of 7,700 pounds.
The Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI model features dual zone HVAC, eight way power adjustable seats, navigational system, rear view camera, xenon headlights, leather trimming, gear knob, 115V power outlet, all wheel drive system and an adjustable steering column.
Touareg VR6 FSI Sport is the least expensive model that is powered by V6 280hp engine which might not be available everywhere. 2012 Volkswagen Touareg will compete with other SUVs like Volvo XC90, Audi Q7, Mercedes M Class, Porsche Cayenne and BMW X5.
Volkswagen Touareg Features and Specifications:
10.5 liters/100 kms
– Powered seats for passenger and driver
– Wooden trim multi function steering wheel with controls for telephone, audio and navigation
– Permanent all wheel drive system
– 600 watt Danish Hi-Fi Audio system with 6 disc CD changer, analog 8 channel amplifier, 11 loudspeakers of 300 watts
– Auto Sensing Rain wipers
– Dual zone climatronic automatic control
– Remote controlled rear hatch
– Cruise control
– Chrome edged dash
– Optimized roof spoiler
– Bluetooth technology
– Navigation System
Antilock Braking System(ABS) with EBD
Brake assist system with dual rate function
Six airbags – dual font airbags and side curtain airbags
Front and rear double wishbone suspensions, steel springs
Anti roll bars
Electronic Stabilization Programme
Traction control system
What we like?
Roomy and spacious
4 Zone Automatic Temperature Control
What we don’t like?
It is exorbitantly priced
No option of manual transmission
2012 Volkswagen Touareg Price:
2012 Volkswagen Touareg is priced around Rs. 51.85 lakh