Volkswagen India has finally launched the new Touareg for a price of INR 58.5 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The new luxury comes with a 3L V6 TDI engine that pumps out 245PS-550Nm and is mated to an 8-speed Auto gearbox.
The new Touareg is bigger than the outgoing model and offers roomier interiors. The car comes loaded with Bi-xenon headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights, 18 inch “Karakum” alloy wheels and a panoramic sunroof. On the inside, the new Touareg comes with “Vienna” leather upholstery with “Vavona” ornamental wood decorative inserts on the dash and door panels.
The long list of creature comforts include a Multifunction display, Climatronic AC with 4 zone temperature control, an upmarket audio system with integrated 6CD-changer & 8 speakers, 4 corner air-suspension with electronic shock absorption control, 14 way electrically adjustable front seats, Park distance control, Auto Hold, Cruise Control, Automatic headlamps with “Coming home” and “Leaving home” functions and Electrically adjustable lumbar support for front seats. Safety features on the new VW SUV include Electronic Stability Control (ESP), ABS with brake assistant, ASR, EDL & EDTC, DTDC (Okay, I made that up!), Driver & Passenger airbags, Side airbags front with curtain airbags for front & rear passengers, Permanent all-wheel drive “4 motion” with self-locking center differential and Electronic Immobilizer.
Colour options on the new Touareg are– Pure White, Deep Black, Cool Silver metallic, Night Blue metallic, Graciosa Brown metallic, Galapagos anthracite metallic and Campanella White. The new VW Touareg will lock horns with the likes of Audi Q7 and the BMW X5.