Volkswagen is revising its luxury 4×4 Touareg range to simplify choice for customers and offer better value for money. The entry price for the Touareg is now £28,600 on the road – £1,730 less than before – while the mid-range V6 SE gains almost £3,000 worth of extra equipment and yet is also reduced in price. At the top of the line-up, the special edition Altitude becomes a permanent addition to the range.
In all trim levels, the Touareg is luxuriously appointed, and an accomplished on-road, as well as, off-road vehicle. This is thanks to a host of all-terrain features: short front and rear overhangs; hill hold function; traction control linked to an auto-locking centre differential; full-time 4XMOTION four-wheel drive; hill descent assist; and simple high and low ratio gear selection to help find the right gear for the right terrain.
Now costing from £28,600, the entry-level Touareg has a wealth of features as standard, including: six airbags; air conditioning; ten speaker stereo with CD player; and 17” alloy wheels. The entry level Touareg is available with 2.5-litre TDI and 3.0-litre V6 TDI engines.
Moving up the range, the revised Touareg SE features an enhanced specification, with Cricket leather upholstery with heated front seats; DVD satellite navigation with six inch LCD screen; and six CD autochanger now standard on all models. As factory-fit options, these items would previously have cost £3,070; yet the Touareg SE V6 TDI actually costs £865 less than the model it replaces. In addition, the 3.0-litre V6 TDI benefits from: wood trim; 2Zone climate control; 18” alloy wheels; chrome trimmed radiator grille and window surrounds; and front fog lights. This represents £3,935 of additional value.
The SE specification is available with a full range of engines including the powerful new 3.6-litre V6 FSI petrol with 280 PS and 5.0-litre V10 TDI. Due to the success of the 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine, the 4.2-litre V8 engine is discontinued.
The Altitude model was initially introduced to commemorate the World Record set by a Touareg in Chile, climbing to the highest point on Earth that a vehicle can reach – 6,080 metres. This special model will now become a permanent addition to the range offering striking looks with its Volkswagen Individual body-styling pack; ‘privacy’ tinted rear windows and imposing 19” Siena alloy wheels. The Altitude model is available with all of the Touareg engines, starting at £34,630 for the 2.5-litre TDI.
The revised Touareg range is available to order now. Volkswagen Retailers can provide a service to customers interested in purchasing with finance through the financial services arm of the Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen Finance. Around 80 per cent of new cars are now bought with some form of finance or borrowing. Volkswagen Finance supports the Retailer network with a range of finance and insurance products including its flexible personal contract plan, Solutions. Such plans could ensure that a customer gets more Volkswagen for their motoring budget.