2016 (66) Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI BMT 262 R Line Plus 5dr Tip Auto

Glasgow Volkswagen (North)
Only £41,495
£8299 deposit
£668.35 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Auto electric opening/closing of tailgateBluetooth Telephone preparation
Driver alert systemDusk sensor
HDD satellite navigation with media storageMultifunction computer
Remote tailgate releaseService interval indicator
Speed sensitive power steeringSurround camera system
Ultrasonic front and rear optical and audible parking sensorsVoice control system

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioMDI with USB/iPod connection cables
Radio/single CD/DVD playerSD card slot

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic coming/leaving home lighting function
Bi-Xenon headlights with dynamic corner lighting+automatic height adjustment+headlight washers + LED daytime running lightsBlack rear diffuser
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors with integral indicatorsBody styling kit
Chrome exhaust tailpipesChrome protective strip on door sill
Chrome roof railsChrome trimmed radiator grille and air intake
Chrome trimmed side windowsElectric folding/heated/auto dimming door mirrors
Front and rear electric windowsFront fog lights with static cornering function
Heated windscreen washer jetsPanorama electric glass sunroof
Puddle lightsRain sensor
Rear roof spoiler 

Interior Features

12V socket in centre console12v socket in front centre armrest storage compartment
12V socket in luggage compartment12V socket in rear centre console
3 rear head restraints4 lashing points to secure luggage
Aluminium pedalsBag hook in luggage compartment
Black roof liningDriver/front passenger seat height adjustment
Folding rear centre armrest with 2 cupholdersFront and rear textile carpet mats
Front centre armrest with storage boxFront cupholders x 2
Front seats lumbar supportGear shift indicator
Heated front seatsHeated leather steering wheel with paddle shift
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIsofix system on outer rear seats
Leather trimmed gearknobLockable, illuminated, cooled glovebox
Luggage compartment lightingLuggage cover
Multi-function controls for steering wheelSliding/reclining rear seats
Stainless steel load sill protectionStorage compartment in driver's door
Storage compartment in passenger's doorSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

Safety

3 point front seatbelts with pre-tensionersABS
Active rollover protectionAutomatic Post collision braking
Child locks on rear doorsCurtain airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDriver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraints
EBD + Brake AssistEDL
Electronic parking brake with auto holdESC with ASR
Front seat side impact airbagsHill descent control
Hill start assistPassenger airbag deactivate switch
Seatbelt warning lamp and buzzerThree 3 point rear seatbelts
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Alarm with interior protectionAnti-theft wheel bolts
ImmobiliserKeyless entry and start
Remote central locking 

Technical

Torsen limited slip differential 

Trim

Air vents in Matt chromeGloss black centre console
Piano black decorative inserts 

Wheels

Tyre mobility system
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.138CO2 (g/km)174
HC+NOx0.052Noise Level dB(A)71
NOx0.039Particles0
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2967Cylinder LayoutV6
Cylinders6Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves24TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)42.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)47.1EC Urban (mpg)36.7

General

Badge Engine CC3.0Badge Power262
Coin DescriptionV6 TDI BlueMotion Tech 262Coin SeriesR Line Plus
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0744EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage10000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.3Engine Power - BHP262
Engine Power - KW193Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3800Engine Torque - LBS.FT428
Engine Torque - MKG59.2Engine Torque - NM580
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed140

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front275/40 R21
Tyre Size Rear275/40 R21Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleMALLORYWheel Type21" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1709Height (including roof rails)1732
Length4801Wheelbase2893
Width1940Width (including mirrors)2208

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)85Gross Vehicle Weight2880
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1642Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)580
Max. Loading Weight770Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked3500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight2110No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.9
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volkswagen Touareg

The Touareg, Volkswagen's heaviest hitter, is still a strong proposition in the luxury SUV segment. Jonathan Crouch reports

Ten Second Review

Volkswagen's Touareg might not be the first luxury SUV that comes to mind but it remains a strong contender against prestige brands in this class, matching them on quality and heavily undercutting them on price and value. Wolfsburg wants to match its rivals on technology too, so has introduced a range-topping 'R-Line Plus' level of trim offering buyers more sophistication. This car was significantly updated in 2014 and these days is powered exclusively by 3.0-litre diesel engines available in either 204 or 262PS outputs.

Background

The Volkswagen Touareg has never been the most in-your-face of the big 4x4s. Look at the imposing slab-like front end architecture of a Range Rover or the squirrel swallowing air-intakes on the Porsche Cayenne and you'll probably concur. Volkswagen's offering has always appeared a little more reserved, more family-friendly, more 'Volkswagen' than its ostentatious rivals. That said, the styling of the current revised MK2 version has evolved into something slicker and altogether more expensive-looking. Nevertheless it's still a good choice for luxury SUV buyers looking to maintain a more discreet profile. The latest generation of Touareg has to face rivals such as the Land Rover Discovery, the Lexus RX 450h, the BMW X5 and the Mercedes GLE. Plus it also has to earn its corn against in-house cousins such as the Porsche Cayenne and the Audi Q5/Q7. That's why the MK2 model was given a spruce-up in 2014 and why, more recently, a flagship 'R-Line Plus' trim level has been added in at the top of the range.

Driving Experience

The Touareg engine range is easy to understand. There are two engines to choose from and they're both economical 3.0-litre turbo diesels. One makes 204PS and the other a gutsier 262PS, both driving all four wheels via a brilliant eight-speed Aisin automatic gearbox. With this transmission top speed is reached in 6th gear, 7th and 8th essentially being used as overdrive gears to improve cruising economy. Both engines are strong pullers, the 204PS unit putting out 450Nm of torque and the 262PS variant increasing that figure to 580Nm. The base model makes 62mph in 8.7s en route to 128mph, while the top version improves those figures to 7.3s and 140mph. We should point out that, quite apart from engines, not all Touaregs are created equal, especially if you're planning to venture off road. For anything a bit Bear Grylls, you might want to look to the Escape version which features the 4XMOTION off-road four-wheel drive system, with 50:50 torque split and centre and rear axle mechanical differential locks, higher off-road suspension, 18-inch 'Karakum' alloy wheels, 100-litre fuel tank (85 litres is standard on SE), and underbody protection.

Design and Build

If you haven't had the chance to catch up with this MK2 model Touareg since its mild facelift in 2014, you'll find that it has a little more visual sparkle these days. The styling hasn't been radically altered but the net effect is a sleek, less macho look. The revised bumpers incorporate grilles with more slats than a Ferrari Testarossa and the smart alloy wheel designs are also a good deal showier than the utilitarian look of some of the older designs. A wider colour palette also features these days and the headlight units have been upgraded to incorporate bi-xenon lamps. The lack of a seven-seat option will continue to hinder the Touareg's appeal to family buyers, but there's plenty of room for five adults to get comfortable and their luggage should fit in the extremely spacious boot. The Touareg never feels less than well built and although the dash is a little overloaded with buttons, the controls are solid to the touch. The interior doesn't have the elegance of a Range Rover's or the slickness of Audi's Q7 but it certainly isn't put to shame in this illustrious company. Inside, the front seats come with standard lumbar support and there are two optional wood trims - 'Sapelli Mahogany' and 'Engineered Ebony', while the optional Nappa leather upholstery in the R-Line model is available in two-tone Flint Grey and Titan Black.

Market and Model

Prices remain reasonable in a market sector where the roof seems to have been lifted and manufacturers are racing to load their cars up with as much kit as possible and price them accordingly. You can put a Touareg on your drive for around £44,000, which is less than some Range Rover Evoque models. Interestingly, that price is in very much the same ballpark as the Porsche Macan diesel, a slightly smaller car which also seats five but fronts up with 255PS. If you're still interested by the Touareg's extra space and versatility, you'll be pleased to find that it comes with a fairly decent slug of equipment, even in base SE trim. Your money buys you 19-inch 'Salvador' alloy wheels, satellite navigation with an eight-inch touchscreen, DAB digital radio and Bluetooth, 2Zone climate control, leather upholstery, parking sensors and chrome roof rails. The Escape model gets all the off-road equipment as well as black roof rails and a headlight cleaning system while the sportier-looking R-Line version gets an R-Line body kit with bespoke bumpers front and rear, sill extensions and wheel arch extensions, 20-inch 'Tarragona' alloy wheels, lowered sports suspension, LED daytime running lights and a panoramic glass sunroof. Most recently, Volkswagen has added in an even ritzier 'R-Line Plus' variant at the top of the range which it reckons more than half of Touareg buyers will choose. This includes larger 21-inch wheels, a 360-degree 'Area View' camera system and more luxurious 'Vienna' leather upholstery.

Cost of Ownership

The decision to migrate to 3.0-litre turbo diesels has helped the Touareg to some manageable cost of ownership figures. Remember the old 5.0-litre V10 diesel with its 333g/km emissions? That all seems rather quaint in a time when a Ferrari 458 emits less. The current crop of Touaregs emit from 173g/km and top out at a reasonable 180g/km. Fuel economy for the rugged Escape model is 40.9mpg with the SE getting 42.8mpg regardless of whether you choose the 204 or 262PS engine. Given that it's only £1,500 to get that additional 58PS, that seems like a decent deal to us. .

Summary

The Volkswagen Touareg might not be the newest and freshest thing in the luxury SUV market, but this model still has a lot to be said for it. It's tough, drives well and as long as you don't need seven seats, it's hard to pick holes in its practicality. In order to convince buyers of the Touareg's appeal, Volkswagen has also loaded these latest models up with quite a lot of standard kit and priced them keenly. Of course a cynic might ask in what way a Touareg is class-leading and it would be tough to pinpoint one. Its chances of success reside in managing to convince enough people enough of the time that it covers the required bases competently. If that sounds like damning with faint praise, it's not meant to. Think of this car as an artful exercise in managing compromises instead. It's still well worth your attention and with prices now overlapping with compact SUVs, its value proposition speaks for itself.

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Depreciation
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Monthly payment£668.35
Deposit£8299
Term (months)60
Cash price£41,495
Credit amount£33,196
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£48,401
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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