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NEW ENGINE JOINS ALL-NEW VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG RANGE

Aug 9, 2018

  • 231 PS 3.0-litre V6 TDI available across all Touareg trims
  • Touareg line-up now consists of 231 PS and 286 PS engines
  • All-new Touareg with 231 PS engine starts at £48,995 (RRP OTR) 

Milton Keynes – Volkswagen Retailers are today, Thursday 9 August, making available to order a new turbo diesel engine to the all-new Touareg range. The 3.0-litre V6 TDI unit has an output of 231 PS and joins the 286 PS TDI engine that the Touareg launched with in June.

Both engines are available on the new model’s three trims – the Touareg SEL, Touareg R-Line and Touareg R-Line Tech. This enhances customer choice and results in a lower starting price for the car. The all-new Touareg SEL with the new 231 PS V6 TDI engine is priced at £48,995 (RRP OTR).

The 231 PS engine delivers maximum power from 3,250 rpm to 4,750 rpm. Peak torque is 500 Nm from 1,750 rpm to 3,000 rpm and the new engine maintains the same CO? figure (173 g/km) and the same towing capacity (3,500 kg) as the 286 PS unit.

All Touaregs are equipped with an eight-speed tiptronic automatic gearbox and all feature 4MOTION four-wheel drive and a limited slip differential.

On the inside, the Touareg SEL is fitted with ‘Vienna Black’ leather and LED white interior lighting. The gear knob is leather-trimmed with a gloss black inlay and aluminium trim. The steering wheel is also leather trimmed, and includes paddle shift, gloss black inserts, and aluminium trim.

It is also equipped with the impressive Discover Navigation Pro infotainment system. This has a 9.2-inch touchscreen at its heart. The Discover Navigation Pro system includes navigation with European mapping, Bluetooth telephone and audio connection, and a variety of other features such as DAB radio. Functionality is enhanced by voice activation for the navigation and telephone functions.

Taking infotainment a step further, a three-year subscription to Car-Net ‘Guide and Inform’ is included. This gives online access to a range of useful features, such as traffic information, fuel pricing and a clever radio system that continuously takes the strongest signal from online, DAB and FM.

Safety is enhanced with Car-Net ‘Security and Service’, which gives the driver access to the Volkswagen call centre in the event of an emergency. The Touareg will also notify the emergency services automatically if the car is involved in a major accident. Further, Security and Service will compose a vehicle health report and service schedule on demand. The subscription period for Security and Service is 10 years.

The Touareg SEL has 19-inch ‘Osorno’ alloy wheels and full LED headlights, which include LED static cornering lights. The rear tail lights are also LED, as are the rear fog lights.

Like the SEL model the Touareg R-Line includes Adaptive Cruise Control and Front Assist. Additionally, the R-Line model has 20-inch ‘Braga’ Dark Graphite diamond-turned alloy wheels with sports suspension. Exterior styling is enhanced with sporty styling cues, such as a ‘Gloss Black’ rear diffuser. The 4Zone climate control system, electric tailgate, a rear-view camera, and Park Assist bring even more technology to the car.

The R-Line Tech trim includes the Discover Premium infotainment system, which has a 15-inch touchscreen. Discover Premium has Nav-Gen4-Routing, which means routes are calculated online and take traffic conditions into account. The car will also learn frequent routes.

The infotainment touchscreen merges with the 12-inch high-resolution TFT digital screen that sits in front of the driver in lieu of traditional instrumentation. Together these two screens form the ‘Innovision Cockpit’.

The R-Line Tech model includes 14-way adjustable front ergoComfort seats with ‘Vienna’ leather. The seats are embossed with the Volkswagen R-Line logo. They also have memory settings for the seat and door mirror position. R-Line Tech models also feature keyless entry and keyless start.

For more details on the Volkswagen Touareg range – together with brochures and pricing – and to use Volkswagen’s online configurator, please visit www.volkswagen.co.uk.

Model

Engine

Gearbox

CO? g/km

Price

Touareg SEL

3.0 V6 TDI 231 PS

8-sp auto

173

£ 48,995

Touareg SEL

3.0 V6 TDI 286 PS

8-sp auto

173

£ 51,595

Touareg R-Line

3.0 V6 TDI 231 PS

8-sp auto

173

£ 52,495

Touareg R-Line

3.0 V6 TDI 286 PS

8-sp auto

173

£ 55,095

Touareg R-Line Tech

3.0 V6 TDI 231 PS

8-sp auto

173

£ 55,595

Touareg R-Line Tech

3.0 V6 TDI 286 PS

8-sp auto

173

£ 58,195


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*Fuel consumption and CO? figures are obtained under standardised EU test conditions (Directive 93/116/EEC). This allows a direct comparison between different manufacturer models but may not represent the actual fuel consumption achieved in ‘real world’ driving conditions. More information is available on the Volkswagen website at www.volkswagen.co.uk and at www.dft.gov.uk/vca

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