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The Brand-Spanking New 2016 Volkswagen Touareg (Part 2)


Dec 19, 2016 | Volkswagen Article Archive
The Second Peak of the New 2016 Volkswagen Touareg (Part 2)
Tags: New 2016 Volkswagen Touareg | Touareg model
The Second Peak of the New 2016 Volkswagen Touareg (Part 2)

Here, in part two of this two-part Touareg series we take a deeper look at this range of luxury Volkswagen SUVs, to see what it is that makes each model unique and a pleasure to drive. Don’t be fooled though, the Elegance, the Luxury, the Escape and the Executive Touareg models are all equally exquisite, versatile and capable – it’s just a matter of finding the model that best suits your needs.

The Touareg V6 206kW Elegance Tiptronic

The Elegance model packs great performance thanks to the larger engine. To spice things up you can always add some of the optional features. Available extra features on this model are some exciting packages such as the R-Line exterior package, the R-Line interior package, the memory package and air suspension. It’s definitely a must to check out these optional features!

Engine

Engine Capacity: 3 597cm³
Cylinders: 6
Valves (per cylinder): 4
Power (kW): 206 @ 6200
Torque (Nm): 360 @ 3 200

Transmission

4MOTION®, permanent four-wheel drive with Torsen differential

Performance

0-100km/h: 7.8 sec
Top speed: 228

Fuel Consumption

Urban cycle: 14.6l to 100km
Extra-urban: 8l to 100km
Combined: 10.9l to 100km

The Touareg V6 180kW Luxury Tiptronic

The reduced engine size in conjunction with the turbocharger on this Touareg model results in some great fuel saving, without compromising on the performance. Some of the great optional packages available for this model are the extended safety package and the travel and adventure package.

Engine

Engine Capacity: 2 967cm³
Cylinders: 6
Valves (per cylinder): 4
Power (kW): 180 @ 4 000
Torque (Nm): 550 @ 2 000 – 2 250
Turbocharger: yes
Start-Stop system with Brake-energy Recuperation: yes
DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter): yes

Transmission

4MOTION®, permanent four-wheel drive with Torsen differential

Performance

0-100km/h: 7.8 sec
Top speed: 218 km/h

Fuel Consumption

Urban cycle: 8.8
Extra-urban: 6.5
Combined: 7.2

The Touareg V6 TDI Terrain Tech 180kW Escape Tiptronic

For those who are a little more into adventure than most; the Touareg Escape is the ideal model. It’s highlights include TDI; permanent four-wheel drive and an off-road mode with hill descent control and hill start assist.

Engine

Engine Capacity: 2 967cm³
Cylinders: 6
Valves (per cylinder): 4
Power (kW): 180 @ 4 000
Torque (Nm): 550 @ 2 000 – 2 250
Turbocharger: yes
Start-Stop system with Brake-energy Recuperation: yes
DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter): yes

Transmission

4XMOTION®, permanent four-wheel drive with centre differential

Performance

0-100km/h: 718
Top speed: 218

Fuel Consumption

Urban cycle: 8.8
Extra-urban: 6.5
Combined: 7.3

The Touareg V8 250kW Executive Tiptronic

For those who are ready to go all-in, the Executive Touareg was made for you! The R-Line interior and exterior packages come as standard features, along with its TDI V8 engine. This Touareg seriously moves!

Engine

Engine Capacity: 4 134cm³
Cylinders: 8
Valves (per cylinder): 4
Power (kW): 250 @ 4 000
Torque (Nm): 800 @ 1 750 – 2 750
Turbocharger: yes

Transmission

4MOTION®, permanent four-wheel drive with Torsen differential

Performance

0-100km/h: 5.8 sec
Top speed: 242

Fuel Consumption

Urban cycle: 11.9
Extra-urban: 7.4
Combined: 9.1

The Verdict

Switching from family mover to sports utility vehicle seamlessly is all in a day’s work for this exquisitely versatile vehicle. The Touareg pulls together elegant design, thought provoking versatility, cutting-edge technology, the ultimate in comfort and epic off-road capability to form a vehicle; which is impossible not to adore. The new Touareg range is simply perfection on wheels.

Whichever model piques your interest, you know that your Touareg will be packed with far, far more than the mere essential features. Now that you have the run-down of each Touareg model, you can book a test drive at your nearest dealer and start planning your next road trip.