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The new Volkswagen Touareg

Press releases

  • 04/03/18
    Technology

    Article series: Small helpers with big effects – Part 4 Trailer Assist – Manoeuvring a car with trailer simply, quickly and safely

    Driving with a trailer is a special challenge, even for practised car drivers. Above all, reversing manoeuvres can quickly become complicated and strenuous. Volkswagen offers help in precisely these types of situations with Trailer Assist, which simplifies the manoeuvring process considerably. Regardless of whether the task involves positioning a horse trailer in front of the right horse stall at an equestrian event or a caravan at a campsite. The system handles the steering while the driver accelerates and brakes the car-trailer combination. The driving direction is adjusted using the mirror adjustment switch. Easily, quickly and safely.
  • 11/27/17
    Models

    Golf Sportsvan – the update

    Perfected all-rounder The Golf Sportsvan is one of the most flexible and spacious cars in the compact class. With its elevated seating position and a rear seating system with longitudinal adjustment, the Sportsvan offers interior properties that are otherwise usually found only in a traditional van. As a result, this Golf will appeal to drivers who like to sit a little higher, who travel with children, who want flexibility for their leisure activities and who value a compact Volkswagen that offers a lot of stowage space. Now an update has sharpened the design and features of the all-rounder while, at the same time, Volkswagen has updated its drive, assistance and infotainment systems.
  • 10/20/17
    Models

    The new Golf Sportsvan now available for ordering

    In September, Volkswagen presented the update of the Golf Sportsvan at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. It offers an extended range of assistance systems and a new generation of infotainment systems (top system has gesture control). In addition, standard equipment has been extended to include LED tail lights, the Composition Colour radio and the Driver Alert System. Nonetheless, the entry-level price of €20,475 (with a 1.0 TSI engine that outputs 63 kW / 85 PS) remains unchanged compared to the previous model.
  • 05/04/17
    Technology

    2017 AutomotiveINNOVATIONS Award: Volkswagen wins award as the most innovative volume brand

    Today the Volkswagen brand received the award "Most Innovative Volume Brand" from the Center of Automotive Management (CAM). The established industry award was presented at a gala in Frankfurt to Stefan Gies, Head of Passenger Car Chassis Development at Volkswagen. In addition, Volkswagen received two further awards as the most innovative brand in the categories "Interface & Connectivity" and "Autonomous Driving & Safety"
  • 09/12/16
    Models

    Sharan available with new top-of-the-range engine and 4Motion drive

    Powerful, popular and extremely practical: The Sharan can now be ordered with a new engine and gearbox combination, which makes it an ideal leisure and towing vehicle. In conjunction with 4Motion all-wheel drive and a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG), the engine with 184 PS (135 kW)1, mainly known from the Golf GTD, provides the perfect combination of sportiness and efficiency. This engine and gearbox combination is also available on the special Allstar model and as well as special equipment specifications comes with a five-year warranty.
  • 06/16/16
    Models

    Stress-free manoeuvring with your trailer thanks to Trailer Assist

    Summer is garden and holiday time. So there is a lot to transport: from garden waste and building materials, the boat or motorcycle right up to the caravan to take on holiday – high season for every type of trailer. But manoeuvring with a trailer is not easy, especially for the occasional trailer-tower and can be an ordeal even for veterans. Because often the trailer does not respond as you would expect. The assistance system "Trailer Assist" ensures that difficult reversing manoeuvres succeed without the usual stress. This optional, easy to use assistance system takes the pressure off those who are travelling with trailers and trying to manoeuvre in confusing DIY-store car parks, small campsites or twisty harbour streets.

Stories

05/25/18
Technology

What a work horse!

Basic Infos

  • 05/04/18
    Models

    Leading the way – The new Touareg

    A fusion of technologies: Assistance, comfort and driving dynamics systems allow for a new level of safety and performance Digitalised cockpit: Displays of the instruments and infotainment system merge into a new “Innovision Cockpit” Night becomes day: “Nightvision” and new “IQ.Light – LED matrix headlight” ensure increased safety in the dark Lighter and bigger: The aluminium-steel body of the new Touareg weighs 106 kg less and the luggage compartment has an additional 113 litres