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The Brand-Spanking New 2016 Volkswagen Touareg (Part1)


Dec 19, 2016 | Volkswagen Article Archive
The First Peak of the New 2016 Volkswagen Touareg (Part 1)
Tags: New 2016 Volkswagen Touareg | standard features
The First Peak of the New 2016 Volkswagen Touareg (Part 1)

In this two part series we see how the Touareg has proven itself to be Volkswagen’s ultimate luxury SUV. Part one takes an in-depth look at the standard features in the Touareg models across the range. Despite featuring four unique models, they are all incredibly flush with all the best specs and features.

All the Standard Touareg Features

Boiled down to its simplest form, even the Touareg’s standard features will blow your hair back. From increased driving pleasure and safety features, to gadgets you never thought you needed (but now you can’t live without).

Across the board, in every Touareg model you can enjoy features such as:

The Touareg Transmission
  • 8-speed Tiptronic transmission
Touareg Performance
  • A top speed of at least 218km/h
Weights
  • An unbraked towing mass of 750kg
  • A braked towing mass of 3500kg
  • Off-road mode
  • A minimum ground clearance of 220mm
Running Gear
  • Anti-roll bar at front and rear
  • Engine and transmission guard
  • Independent suspension on double wishbones at front and rear
The Brakes
  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
  • EBD (Electronic Brake-Pressure Distribution)
  • ESP (Electronic Stability Programme) with trailer stabilisation
  • EDL (Electronic Differential Lock) allowing 100% of torque to any one wheel
  • HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
  • Multi-collision brake system
  • ASR (Anti-Spin Regulation)
  • Hill Descent Control/Hill Start Assist
  • Parking brake with Auto-hold function
  • Disc brakes – front and rear with brake pad wear indicator
The Touareg Wheelrims / Tyres
  • Anti-theft wheel bolts
  • Tyre pressure monitor
The Ultimate in Safety
  • Bi-Xenon headlights, cornering lights, LED daytime running lights, dynamic headlight range adjustment, headlamp washer system
  • Driver's and front passenger's airbags with passenger airbag deactivation
  • Curtain airbag for front and rear occupants
  • Front side airbags
  • Servotronic power steering
  • Automatic door unlocking
  • High-level brake light with emergency braking light activation
  • Electrically operated child lock for rear doors, operated at driver's seat
  • ISOFIX child-seat locating points – outside rear seats
  • Front and rear fog lights (front with fixed bending light)
  • Fatigue detection (Rest Assist)
  • Park Distance Control (front and rear)
Touareg Comfort – the Seats
  • Heated front seats
  • 2-piece adjustable front centre armrest with storage compartment
  • Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders
  • Asymmetrical split-folding rear seats and backrest with centre armrest
The Touareg Mirrors
  • Electric/heated/foldable side mirrors, auto-dimming on driver's side with memory
The Touareg Windows
  • Electric windows all around
  • Tinted glass all around
  • Heated rear window
The Touareg Wiper System
  • Variable speed windshield wiper with rain sensor
  • Rear window wiper with intermittent function
Interior Touareg Features
  • Premium multifunction display
  • Footwell lights (front and rear)
  • Reading lights (front and rear)
  • Fresh air intake with particle filter
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors in sun visors
  • Glove compartment cooling system
  • Four 12 V sockets (2 in front centre console and 2 in rear centre armrest)
  • 230 V power socket on centre console (rear side)
Touareg Model Guarantees
  • 3-year/120 000 km warranty
  • 12-year anti-corrosion warranty
  • 15 000 km service intervals
  • 5-year/100 000 km AutoMotion Maintenance Plan

If you want to know more about each of the Touareg models, read part two of this two-part series about the Touareg. Failing that, drive it and just enjoy the view from above the traffic! To book a test drive contact your nearest dealer.