The New Volkswagen Touareg: A Hi-Tech SUV

The third generation Volkswagen Touareg is available now at Pulman Volkswagen. It is the most advanced SUV that Volkswagen has ever produced with the very latest technology, design, comfort and driving experience.

Every model will offer the option of Innovision Cockpit (standard on the top-spec model) which comprises an information, communication and entertainment unit that can be fully personalised. Not only is this a first in the Touareg, it’s a first for Volkswagen.

At the moment, there are two engine outputs available from a 3.0 litre V6 TDi turbo diesel engine. You can choose from either a 228bhp unit or a more powerful 282bhp engine, both of which come with an 8-speed Tiptronic gearbox and 4MOTION four wheel drive as standard. Rumours abound that a thumping V8 engine will arrive late 2019 along with a petrol V6. You can also expect a hybrid to appear at some stage

There are three trim levels…SEL, R-Line and R-Line Tech. They are available with either diesel engine. The 228bhp Touareg SEL starts at £48,995. You’ll need to add a further £2600 if you fancy the 282bhp engine. The Touareg R-Line starts at £52,495, and the current top of the range Touareg R-Line Tech kicks off at £55,595.

And here’s some really good news. Even though this is a brand new model from Volkswagen, Pulman can offer the new Touareg with a seriously tempting finance offer. For example, if you go for the Touareg R-Line through Volkswagen Financial Services Solutions Personal Contract Plan, you will receive a deposit contribution of £3,000 which results in a monthly payment of £499.00. And, if you who purchase your Touareg through a personal contract plan (PCP), you will be eligible for two services priced at £299 which represents cracking value.

The entry level 3.0 V6 TDI is likely to be the most popular in the UK. It combines terrific economy for this size of car with a return of 42.8 mpg, but it also feels really lively with 0-60mph taking a shade over 6 seconds. Top speed is 146 mph. These are impressive figures for a hugely capable, sizable 4x4.

However, it’s clear that Volkswagen is aware that most Touaregs will be used as family cars, so they’ve ensured that the ride is extremely comfy. It’s hard to imagine a better car for long motorway journeys, loaded to the gunwales with clobber. 

Externally, Volkswagen has remained faithful to the Touareg styling. Yes it’s very different to the outgoing model, but it is still instantly recognisable as Volkswagen’s top of the range SUV. The new front grille makes it stand out.

Needless to say that every Touareg is well equipped. Sat nav, leather upholstery, heated front seats, realty smart alloy wheels, DAB radio, front and rear parking sensors, Bluetooth, adaptive cruise control, LED headlights and rear lights, and a 7-inch colour TFT display which will control just about everything, all come as standard.

Move up to R-Line and you get the sporty addition of deep front and rear bumpers, side skirts, bigger alloys, plus a panoramic sunroof, electrically operated hatch and a reversing camera. The top of the range R-Tech trim comes with…well…everything, including the clever and very handsome Innovision Cockpit which has a 15 inch display. It looks really cool. Works well too.

Despite the latest Volkswagen Touareg being bigger (wider, taller, longer) than the outgoing model, Volkswagen has actually made it lighter. This has contributed to the improved performance and economy figures when compared to its predecessor.

In other words, the third generation of Volkswagen’s Touareg is hugely capable, fully equipped, lively yet economical….it is certain to be a huge success….AND…it’s available now at Pulman Volkswagen Durham and Sunderland, you’re only family owned Volkswagen retailer in the North East.

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