Two new trim levels have been added to the Touareg range, offering improved value for money – the Touareg SE and SE Sport. The Touareg SE and Touareg SE Sport are fitted with additional specification compared with the 2.5 TDI and 2.5 TDI Sport models on which they are based, but are priced to give customers additional value.

The SE and SE Sport models include the standard specification of the 2.5 TDI and 2.5 TDI Sport models, but with the addition of ‘Cricket’ leather upholstery, including heated front seats and heated windscreen washer jets, and a navigation/radio system with 7″ colour screen, including a six-disc CD autochanger.

This represents £2,945 of additional kit for a £1,000 price increase over the equivalent 2.5 TDI and 2.5 TDI Sport models. Standard Touareg specification, such as: 2Zone climate control; 17″ alloy wheels (18″ on the Sport models); multifunction computer; electric windows and mirrors; and a multifunction steering wheel with cruise control.

The new trim levels are offered with the 2.5 TDI engine – the most popular powerplant in the Touareg range – which produces 295 lb/ft of torque, at a usefully low 2,000 rpm.

The Touareg features permanent 4XMOTION four-wheel drive; a low-ratio gearbox; electronic traction control linked to an auto-locking centre differential; optional, selectable mechanical rear differential lock; optional decoupling anti-roll bars; hill start and descent assist; and short front and rear overhangs, all contribute to its impressive ability when venturing off road. When back on it, ABS, ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) and HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist system) boost safety on every model.

The Touareg SE and SE Sport are available to order now.  Prices start at £31,330 for the 2.5 TDI SE 6-speed manual, rising to £33,840 for the 2.5 TDI SE Sport 6-speed tiptronic automatic.