The Volkswagen Touareg is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV produced by German automaker Volkswagen since 2002. In regard to the Volkswagen Touareg riding in India, you would have to be blind to mistake the Touareg for anything other than a Volkswagen. The headlights look like they've been taken straight off a Passat, as does the taillights and that rather round shape isn't anywhere as adventurous as its exotic name suggests. It isn't aggressive, but its sheer size ensures its got street credit. Besides being fully automatic these units use Dynamic Light Assist that monitors oncoming traffic and automatically adjusts the individual units to reduce glare. The hood is a clean design with two lines that start from the headlight and run neatly over the flared wheel arches.
The Touareg comes with a 3.0 litre V6 diesel putting out 242hp and massive 550Nm of torque. Its an all-time four-wheel driver and comes with an eight-speed tiptronic gearbox. Its not a dual clutch transmission that VW is known for, but a regular torque converter. With the kind of torque the oil burner belts out, a DSG transmission wouldn't have been the best choice. On the road, it really doesn't matter, the Touareg seamlessly shifts gears and gathers speed without you noticing it. Air suspension is standard with three modes to choose from; Sport, Normal and Comfort. Normal mode works best fro most driving situations. Ride height can be adjusted and in full off-road mode, the Touareg has a massive 305mm of ground clearance. In other markets, Volkswagen offers a low-range transfer case and lockable differentials for serious off-roading, but Indian cars will have to make to do with the regular all-wheel drive system and a special off-road program that activates hill-descent control and tweaks ABS, ESP, traction control and electronic differential lock settings.
As its a German breed, you could sense the luxury in the vehicle. The front seats are are supportive, comfortable and quite well fitted. Not missing the rear seats, there is plenty of legroom which appreciation must be given to the longer wheelbase and there's the relaxation feel even on long journeys. The seats slide as well to trade legroom for increased luggage space. The absence of the third row seats, has created concern, but since Volkswagen released the vehicle with a stern intention of making it only a five-seater vehicle. There's a center display and a cluster of options in the form of buttons, that perform various actions.
Overall the Touareg is a capable vehicle and achieve greater performance on roads. In regard to faults of this vehicle, apart from the 3rd row seats and the semi-nude cabin nothing in detail is there to be highlighted. As for the engine is strong and refined, it rides comfortably and the handling is much better than you would be expecting from a two-tonne SUV. An Apt rival for the Audi Q7, in terms of price the Q7 costs more than the Touareg. The VW Touareg is slated at ₹58Lakhs.
An SUV that is designed to upgrade your visibilities and improve your performance.
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