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  • 07/14/16

    Team Zietlow: fourth world-record drive in Touareg

    After three successful world-record drives with the same Touareg, Rainer Zietlow and his team were keen to put themselves to the test again: this time, they were looking for a new challenge on the Eurasian continent and, in just six and a half days, drove from the eastern Russian town of Magadan to the Portuguese capital Lisbon. As a result, Zietlow and his team secured another world record with their Touareg V6 TDI. This vehicle has so far seen the team travel from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska in 11 days, 17 hours along the "Panamerica", from Melbourne to St Petersburg ("Russtralia") in 17 days, 11 hours, and from South Africa to Norway ("Cape to Cape 2.0") in 9 days, 4 hours.
  • 10/13/14

    Rainer Zietlow and his Touareg reach the southern tip of Africa in record time

    As in the early hours of 21st September he set off from the North Cape (Norway) for the southern tip of South Africa, the primary goal of this latest project for long-distance record holder Rainer Zietlow from Mannheim was to test out the robustness of his Volkswagen Touareg. The journey was involuntarily interrupted by an accident caused by another driver. Following a workshop stop in Tanzania, East Africa, he and his team nevertheless reached Cape Agulhas yesterday evening in record time.
  • 09/15/14

    From Cape to Cape in a Touareg: it all starts on Sunday

    It all begins Sunday (21 September): Rainer Zietlow, Marius Biela and Matthias Prillwitz will set out in a Volkswagen Touareg in pursuit of a world record time over a route that connects the northern tip of Europe with the southern tip of South Africa: From North Cape to Cape Agulhas.
  • 04/17/14

    SUV world premiere in Beijing: Touareg technically perfected and made visually precise

    Ten key facts on the world premiere of the latest Touareg: 1. New front and rear styling on the Touareg. 2. Bi-xenon headlights standard in all versions. 3. Standard automatic post-collision braking system to avoid secondary collisions for all V6 TDI versions. 4. Interior features new leather colours, accents, buttons/controls and exclusive white illumination of controls. 5. V6 TDI (European version) fulfils EU6 emissions standard with newly developed SCR-DPF catalytic converter. 6. All Touareg models have coasting function as standard. 7. Mobile online services such as "Google Earth™ mapping service", "Google Street View™" and "Online traffic information" launch this autumn in Europe. 8. New colours and new wheels (up to 21-inch). 9. New R-Line packages add dynamism to exterior and interior. 10. Market launch this summer.
  • 03/04/10

    To the Point: The New Touareg - Volkswagen SUV is one of the safest automobiles of all times

    About 500,000 car drivers chose to buy the first generation of the Touareg. It is a luxury sport utility vehicle that offers a high level of comfort, sporty driving properties, avant-garde styling, excellent quality and unlimited expedition capabilities – essentially the best of the passenger car and off-road worlds unified in one concept. This legacy is now being continued in the new Touareg – a high-end and versatile all-round vehicle that brings these two worlds together even more perfectly. The Touareg will be available at dealers in Europe as soon as April of this year.
  • 02/10/10

    To the Point: World Premiere:New Touareg takes the SUV idea into the future

    Volkswagen is unveiling the completely redeveloped Touareg as a world premiere. It is the most technically innovative "VW" since the brand has been in existence. This Touareg is reinterpreting the fascinating multipurpose SUV idea in a contemporary way – thanks to a range of engines that are nearly 20 percent more fuel efficient and a large variety of new assistance and safety systems. The Touareg will also be the first and only off-roader in Europe by a German car maker to be available in a hybrid version too. It sets standards among fully off-road capable SUVs with petrol engines that have a fuel consumption value of just 8.2 litres fuel per 100 kilometres. The Touareg Hybrid can be driven up to 50 km/h in purely electric mode - emissions-free. Among the diesel engines, the Touareg V6 TDI with 7.4 litre combined fuel consumption now posts the best value in the segment of genuine SUVs. Both versions, the Touareg Hybrid and V6 TDI, are the most fuel efficient petrol and diesel SUVs ever built in Europe in this large vehicle class.
  • 11/04/05

    New Volkswagen Touareg W12 Sport Edition

    A sporting look and dynamic performance with outstanding comfort. The Touareg W12 Sport Edition with an extensive package of equipment is available now.


Background Reports

  • 03/06/07

    Der Touareg

    Enthält 10 Kapitel: Neue Technologien, Design, Karosserie, Interieur, Motoren, Fahrwerk, Allradantrieb, Serienausstattung, Volkswagen Individual, Feature

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