The new Touareg is the flagship of the Volkswagen brand. More capable and comfortable than ever before, the third generation Touareg has mastered the challenge of balancing the highest level of comfort with outstanding offroad features. As a result this SUV, with its permanent all-wheel drive, is ideally suited for long-distance travel for business and leisure and for use on unsurfaced tracks. In the Touareg, architects can cruise comfortably along the motorways to on-site appointments and then confidently navigate right to the heart of the construction site using the car’s 4MOTION all-wheel drive. For hunters, driving rapidly over roads to their chosen hunting ground and then through the hunting ground itself, the Touareg ensures that no compromises are necessary. And the same applies for journeys with a trailer. Whether towing a boat or horses, the Touareg is an exceptionally safe towing vehicle (with a maximum trailer weight of up to 3.5 metric tonnes), easily covering not only the kilometres to the destination, but also the final metres over often unsurfaced terrain to the trailer unloading point. This is precisely what distinguishes the Touareg: it enables the perfect integration of onroad and offroad worlds.
Efficient V6 engines. The European Touareg’s all-wheel drive is combined with six-cylinder engines that are as smooth and refined as they are efficient. There are currently two V6 TDI engines with 170 kW/231 hp and 210 kW/286 hp respectively (both EU6 AG), which are linked to an 8-speed automatic gearbox as standard. Both engines have a combined NEDC consumption of 6.6 l/100 km.
One of the most progressive SUVs today. Furthermore, the Touareg, launched in Europe towards the end of the summer, has already been heralded as one of the most progressive SUVs of its time. Equipped with a pioneering fusion of assist, comfort, light and infotainment systems, the fully networked all-rounder leads the way into the future. The design is also characterised by a special dynamic. With the Touareg, Volkswagen offers a model whose “Innovision Cockpit” is providing the blueprint for the digital interior of tomorrow. The close integration of the assist systems brings a new level of safety and comfort. For instance, if required challenging situations such as driving through narrow motorway construction sites are made easier using automatic driving functions. In parallel, new running gear systems, such as the dynamic roll compensation with electromechanically adjustable anti-roll bars, provide a level of agility that sets new standards in the Touareg segment.
Focus on people. One of the many technical innovations of the new Touareg is the “Innovision Cockpit”. Here, the 12.0-inch display of the digital instruments and the 15-inch TFT touchscreen of the “Discover Premium” infotainment system are merged into a new digital operating, information, communication and entertainment unit that is always on and can be intuitively controlled and fully personalised. Using the “Innovision Cockpit”, drivers can also adjust the assist, driving dynamics and comfort systems to their own taste. This opens up a world where the driver and guests on board no longer adapt to the car but the car adapts to them. Just like a smartphone, the Volkswagen is set up and tailored to your personal needs. This is made possible by a new, high level of networked systems and programs – controlled via digital interfaces and the multifunction steering wheel.
Fusion of new assist, driving dynamics and comfort systems. The Touareg has the widest range of assist, driving dynamics and comfort systems that has ever been integrated in a Volkswagen. This includes technologies such as “Night Vision” (detects people and animals in the dark using a thermal imaging camera), “Traffic Jam Assist” (partly automated steering and lane departure warning up to 60 km/h, acceleration and braking), “Front Cross Traffic Assist” (responds to cross traffic in front of the Touareg), active all-wheel steering (making the Touareg even easier to handle, much like a compact car), a new roll stabilisation system with electromechanically controlled anti-roll bars, the “IQ.Light – LED Matrix Headlight” (interactive low beam and main beam controlled by a camera), and a head-up display projected directly onto the windscreen (windshield head-up display). The driver experiences these systems in the new Touareg as one unit. They are simply there – networked via a new central control unit – to operate unobtrusively in the background and make travel and offroad use safer, more comfortable and more intuitive than ever before.