As Volkswagen’s first venture into the SUV segment back in 2002, the Touareg has recently entered its third generation and continues to be one of the brand’s most premium options.
The German manufacturer’s flagship features many of the latest advancements, but what does the 2018 Touareg have to offer?
We take a brief look at large SUV…
What engines can you choose?
For now, only one unit is available – a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 diesel – but it comes in two states of tune, 228bhp and 282bhp. Each version of the Touareg comes with 4Motion four-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission, which help you have grip in all conditions and smooth gear changes throughout your journey.
Although it is unconfirmed as to when it will appear in the UK, Volkswagen will be offering the Touareg with a plug-in hybrid petrol option at some point with this current generation.
What trim levels are available?
Volkswagen offers the premium SUV in three trim levels – SEL, R-Line and R-Line Tech – and all of them come with an impressive specification from a standard spec. The base SEL trim comes with full LED headlights with daytime running lights, 19-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats with leather upholstery throughout, aluminium trim, multifunction steering wheel, a 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone interface and Bluetooth, two-zone automatic air conditioning and electrically-adjustable folding wing mirrors.
It also comes with a range of safety systems as standard, including adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, lane assist, multifunction camera, power-assisted steering, front assist braking system, city emergency braking, parking sensors and hill start assist. Further trim levels will add extra safety systems, such as high beam assist and automatic park assist, while the top R-Line Tech offerings adds a 12-inch instrument display and a 15-inch infotainment touchscreen to form the Innovision Cockpit setup.
How much can you personalise it?
Available in 18 body colours, you will be able to find the perfect Touareg colour for you – while there are two different interior trim options, both of which come with leather upholstery. Volkswagen also offers the Touareg with a series of options, including the Driver Assistance Plus pack and individual features like a head-up display, night vision, a larger fuel tank, larger alloys and the Professional Chassis pack to improve off-roading capabilities.
How much does the Touareg cost?
The Volkswagen Touareg starts from £48,995, with the R-Line option costing £52,495. For the top-spec R-Line Tech model, prices start from £55,595. All models are available to order now.See Available Volkswagen Touareg deals