A trailer load of 3.5 tonnes and a new towing bracket
Volkswagen is offering the optimal engine right from the start: the V6 TDI produces 210 kW (286 PS) and a powerful 600 Newton-metres! Combined with all-wheel drive and a smooth eight-speed automatic gearbox, the Touareg can pull the heaviest loads in the large-SUV segment. And of course it fulfils the newest exhaust emissions standard, the Euro 6d-TEMP.
Trailer Assist makes child’s play of manoeuvring with a trailer
Trailer Assist does only the steering for the driver. Actually, when driving backwards with a trailer, the driver must turn the wheel to the left when the trailer is supposed to turn to the right and vise versa. But how does it work in practice? I drove the Touareg with a trailer and tested the Trailer Assist.
To manoeuvre the vehicle and trailer backwards, the driver stops behind the opening to the parking space and engages reverse gear. The system is activated by pressing the Park-Assist button.