A new turbo diesel engine to the all-new Touareg range is now available to order at Volkswagen retailers. The 3.0-litre V6 TDI unit has an output of 231 PS and joins the 286 PS TDI engine that the Touareg launched with in June.
Both engines are available on the new model’s three trims, the Touareg SEL, Touareg R-Line and Touareg R-Line Tech. This enhances customer choice and results in a lower starting price for the car. The Touareg SEL with the new 231 PS V6 TDI engine is priced at £48,995.
The 231 PS engine delivers maximum power from 3,250 rpm to 4,750 rpm. Peak torque is 500 Nm from 1,750 rpm to 3,000 rpm and the new engine maintains the same CO₂ figure (173 g/km) and the same towing capacity (3,500 kg) as the 286 PS unit.
All Touaregs are equipped with an eight-speed tiptronic automatic gearbox and all feature 4Motion four-wheel drive and a limited slip differential.
On the inside, the Touareg SEL is fitted with ‘Vienna Black’ leather and LED white interior lighting. The gear knob is leather-trimmed with a gloss black inlay and aluminium trim. The steering wheel is also leather trimmed, and includes paddle shift, gloss black inserts, and aluminium trim.
It is also equipped with the impressive Discover Navigation Pro infotainment system. This has a 9.2-inch touchscreen at its heart. The Discover Navigation Pro system includes navigation with European mapping, Bluetooth telephone and audio connection, and a variety of other features such as DAB radio. Functionality is enhanced by voice activation for the navigation and telephone functions.
Taking infotainment a step further, a three-year subscription to Car-Net ‘Guide and Inform’ is included. This gives online access to a range of useful features, such as traffic information, fuel pricing and a clever radio system that continuously takes the strongest signal from online, DAB and FM.
Safety is enhanced with Car-Net ‘Security and Service’, which gives the driver access to the Volkswagen call centre in the event of an emergency. The Touareg will also notify the emergency services automatically if the car is involved in a major accident. Further, Security and Service will compose a vehicle health report and service schedule on demand. The subscription period for Security and Service is 10 years.
The Touareg SEL has 19-inch ‘Osorno’ alloy wheels and full LED headlights, which include LED static cornering lights. The rear tail lights are also LED, as are the rear fog lights.
The Touareg also includes Adaptive Cruise Control and Front Assist.