Volkswagen has extended the power options of the new Touareg by adding a lower-powered option in the guise of a 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel.
Sitting underneath the 282bhp unit that came with the vehicle at launch, the new 228bhp option is a cheaper alternative with prices starting from £48,995 - £2,600 less than the top-end engine.
The unit is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and 4Motion all-wheel drive system, as well as a limited slip differential, with the engine producing 500Nm of torque
With the lower-powered unit fitted, the Touareg can get from 0-60mph in 7.3 seconds and go on to a top speed of 135mph.
Meeting the Euro6 engine regulations, the 228bhp unit has the same emissions as the higher-powered option of 173g/km but has an improved fuel return of a quoted 42.8mpg.Enquire Now on a new Volkswagen Touareg
Volkswagen fit this unit across all three Touareg trim levels – SEL, R-Line and R-Line Tech – that come as standard with leather upholstery and steering wheel, aluminium and piano black trim, a 9.2-inch infotainment touchscreen with the Discover Navigation Pro system, Bluetooth and DAB radio.
Adaptive cruise control and front assist are also fitted as standard, while the top-spec R-Line Tech models come with the newly-introduced Innovision Cockpit concept that includes a 15-inch central touchscreen and a 12-inch digital screen that sits in the instrumentation panel.
Customers are able to order the 228bhp unit now.