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Brand New 70 Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI 4Motion 231 R Line 5dr Tip Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

2D/3D map viewACC - Adaptive cruise control with front assist, distance monitoring, city emergency brake and speed limiter
Apple car play/Android AutoAudible and visual fatigue detection system
Bluetooth hands free telephone connectionCar information display
Drive select with Damper controlDriver alert system
Dusk sensorDynamic road sign display camera controlled system with visual warning for traffic and road signs
eCall emergency systemInstrument cluster
MirrorLinkMultifunction camera with lane assist
Multifunction computer premium with 7" colour displayOne touch indicators with repeat function
Park assist with rear view cameraService interval indicator
Speed sensitive power steeringStart/stop system with regenerative braking
Tailgate power latchThink blue trainer driver tips and journey analysis
Traffic sign recognitionVoice control system
Wireless Smartphone charger 

Entertainment

4 USB portsDAB Digital radio
Dynamic navigation based on TMC+Gesture control for infotainment system
Multi device interface (MDI) with USB connectionMusic playback - MP3, WMA and AAC files
SD card slotSimultaneous pairing of 2 compatible mobile devices
SMS functionality - read, compose and send SMS messages using touch-screen displayTitle and cover art display
Volkswagen media control 

Exterior Features

Adaptive low beam for urban and motorway useAuto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic coming/leaving home lighting functionAutomatic headlights
Body colour door handlesBody colour door mirrors with integral indicators
Body coloured wheel archesC signature gloss black front air intake
Chrome trimmed radiator grille and air intakeChrome trimmed side windows
Chromed tailpipe on the left and right integrated in the bumper with trapezoid designDynamic headlight range control
Electrically power adjustable, heated, folding, auto dimming, front passenger exterior door mirror lowering functionFront and rear electric windows
Galvanised bodyGloss black finish B pillar
Gloss black rear diffuserHeat insulating glass in side and rear windows
Heated windscreen washer jetsLED rear fog light
LED rear number plate lightsPlastic scuff plates in door apertures
Poor weather lightPuddle lights
Rain sensorRear wiper
Stainless steel door sill protectors with R-line logo 

Interior Features

12V socket in front and rear centre console and boot2 Coat hooks on B pillar
2 way lumbar support for front seats and manual adjustable in front seat backrests3 rear head restraints
3 spoke heated leather multi-function steering wheel including paddle shift4 zone climate control
40:20:40 split folding slide/recline rear seatB pillar vents
Branded points of interestDouble sun visor for drivier and passenger with LED illuminated vanity mirrors
Electric luggage compartment coverFolding rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders
Front + rear carpet matsFront centre armrest with storage box
Front headrestsGear shift indicator
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated air conditioned glovebox
Isofix preparation for 2 rear child seatsJack and tool kit
Leather trimmed gear knob with gloss black inlay/aluminum trimLeatherette door trim
LED luggage compartment lightingLoad through provision
Luggage compartment with load lashing ringsPlastic loading edge protection
R Line badgeRear seat remote release levers
Soul black headliningStainless steel pedals

Packs

R line styling pack - Touareg 

Safety

2 way adjustable driver and front passenger safety optimised head restraints3 point front seatbelts with pre-tensioners
ABSActive bonnet
Automatic post collision braking systemCurtain airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsEBD + Brake Assist
EDLElectronic parking brake with auto hold
ESC with ASRFront seat side impact airbags
Hill descent controlHill start assist
Passenger airbag deactivate switchSeatbelt warning lamp and buzzer
Three 3 point rear seatbeltsTwo tone horn
Volkswagen roadside assistanceWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Alarm with interior monitoring in cab, backup horn and towing protectionChild security locks for front and rear doors
Electronic engine immobiliserRemote central locking

Technical

Torsen limited slip differential 

Trim

High gloss black centre consoleSilver wave design aluminium decorative inlays

Wheels

Temporary space saver steel spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.272CO2 (g/km)173
HC+NOx0.096NOx0.067
Particles0.0001Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb217WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High224
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High187WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low272
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium211 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2967Compression Ratio15.5:1
Cylinder LayoutV6Cylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)83Cylinders - Stroke (mm)91.4
Engine CodeDENDEngine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves24TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)42.8EC Extra Urban (mpg)47.9
EC Urban (mpg)36.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb8.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max8.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min8.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High8.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High7.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low10.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium8
WLTP - MPG - Comb34WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max32.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min34WLTP - MPG - Extra High32.8
WLTP - MPG - High39.8WLTP - MPG - Low27.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium35.3 

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC3.0
Badge Power231Coin DescriptionV6 TDI 4 Motion
Coin SeriesR-LineGeneration Mark2
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0739EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %89
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %86NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %72NCAP Safety Assist %81
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage18000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.5Engine Power - BHP231
Engine Power - KW170Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3250Engine Torque - LBS.FT369
Engine Torque - MKG51Engine Torque - NM500
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed135

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTP 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front285/45 R20Tyre Size Rear285/45 R20
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleBRAGA
Wheel Type20" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1702Height (including roof rails)1740
Length4878Wheelbase2904
Width1984Width (including mirrors)2193

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)75Gross Vehicle Weight2850
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1800Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)810
Max. Loading Weight855Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked3500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1995No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.2
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

Volkswagen's heaviest hitter looks a stronger proposition in third generation form. Jonathan Crouch reports

Ten Second Review

Volkswagen's third generation Touareg is a large luxury SUV that's now smarter looking, safer, better-equipped and more efficient. As before, this car's dynamically better than you expect it to be, both on road and off it. True, it can't offer more than five seats, but then neither can key rivals like BMW's X5, Mercedes' GLE, Jeep's Grand Cherokee, the Lexus RX or Porsche's Cayenne. If you're looking at one of those contenders in this segment, then this under-rated Touareg offers a very complete package with a value proposition that could prove hard to resist.

Background

Large luxury SUVs tend to be more about style than substance. Here's one that's different, Volkswagen's much improved third generation Touareg. The original version of this car, launched in 2003 and named after a North African tribe, represented the Wolfsburg brand's first venture into the luxury SUV market and struck a chord with quite a few buyers in this segment. The second generation version, introduced in 2010, was less successful; Wolfsburg hopes to regain momentum with this, that model's successor. The prospects seem quite promising; this MK3 Touareg does, after all, use the same MLB Evo platform you'll find in Porsche, Bentley and Lamborghini large SUVs. And, unlike them, it's actually quite at home off road. As before, the idea is to provide an appealing compromise between the extreme 'SUV'-ness of, say, a Toyota Land Cruiser or a Jeep Grand Cherokee. And more paved-surface-orientated large SUVs like the BMW X5 and the Mercedes GLE.

Driving Experience

Most versions of this third generation Touareg uses 3.0 V6 TDI power mated to an eight-speed automatic Tiptronic gearbox and 4MOTION all-wheel drive. This unit's an uprated version of the powerplant offered in this model's predecessor, this time round putting out 231 or 286PS. In the perkier variant, 0-62 mph takes 6.1 seconds, and the top speed is 146mph. A 340PS 3.0-litre V6 TSI turbocharged petrol engine is the alternative and you can also talk to your dealer about a top Touareg R PHEV petrol variant with 462PS. Pulling power remains a Toureg strongpoint, the 286PS 3.0 V6 TDI unit developing up to 600Nm of torque, which will make it ideal for towers who'll particularly like Volkswagen's handy 'Trailer Assist' technology that facilitates simple slow-speed manoeuvring. For on road use with this MK3 model, Volkswagen has (for top variants) developed an active all-wheel steering set-up and a roll stabilisation system with electromechanically controlled anti-roll bars. Plus there's two-chamber air suspension too, a set-up you can control via various driving modes. These range from 'Eco' and 'Comfort', through 'Individual', to 'Snow', 'Sand' and 'Off-road Expert'. Select the right setting and you'll be able to go surprisingly far off the beaten track. That'll be further aided by a centre differential lock with asymmetric dynamic torque distribution that acts as a transfer box for the flow of forces between the front and rear axle. A maximum of 70%t of the drive force reaches the front axle and up to 80% can be sent to the rear axle.

Design and Build

This third generation Touareg is yet another Volkswagen Group large luxury SUV to sit on that conglomerate's MLB Evo platform (the others being the MK2 Audi Q7, the Audi Q8, the Bentley Bentayga, the MK3 model Porsche Cayenne and the Lamborghini Urus). As before, the Touareg has just five seats but it's wider and longer than before, nearly 4.8m long, nearly 2.2m wide and over 1,7m high. There's a more dynamic look too, aided by the imposing new chromed front grille and sharper body detailing. The cabin of this MK3 model isn't quite up to Audi and Porsche levels of quality, but it feels very nice indeed and is dominated by what Volkswagen calls its 'Innovision Cockpit'. Here, a 12-inch digital instrument cluster - the 'Active Info Display' we've seen on lesser Volkswagen models - merges with the 15-inch TFT touchscreen of the latest 'Discover Premium' infotainment system to form a new digital operating, information, communication and entertainment unit. Never before has a Volkswagen interior of this type been digitalised and extensively linked to the vehicle functions and outside world to such an extent. As before, there's a comfortable back seat with sliding and seat reclining options. Luggage space is huge with a 1,051mm load area length and a maximum load capacity of 810-litres (seats up) or 1,800-litres (seats down).

Market and Model

Most MK3 model Touaregs are bought with the 3.0 V6 TDI diesel engine and there are six trim levels - 'SE', 'SEL', 'SEL Tech', R-Line' and 'R-Line Tech', plus the top Touareg R PHEV petrol performance variant. Prices start at around £46,500 for this engine in 231PS form - there's a premium of around £2,600 to get it in 286PS guise. The asking figures range up to about £65,000. The 3.0 V6 TSI base petrol version starts in 'SEL' trim from about £54,000. Options include electrically adjustable front seats featuring a special pneumatic massage function with no fewer than eight programs. The intensity of the massage functions can be continuously adjusted via individual air cushions. Natural light comes in through the optionally available panoramic sliding roof - the largest yet offered by Volkswagen. The transparent roof section is 1,270mm long and 825mm wide (inner dimensions), and the front half can be continuously opened and electrically moved back by almost half a metre (495mm) and raised. Meanwhile night driving can be more pleasant thanks to an optional LED ambient light system. Using the ambient light, the atmosphere on board the Touareg can be personalised via 30 different light colours whose brightness can be adjusted. There's also an optional night vision system using a thermal imaging camera. Camera-driven safety innovations include 'Front Cross Traffic Assist' - which responds to traffic crossing in front of the car. For autonomous driving, there's 'Traffic Jam and Roadwork Lane Assist' which offers partly automated steering and lane departure warning up to 37mph, plus autonomous acceleration and braking).

Cost of Ownership

Don't expect too much here. This is, after all, a large luxury SUV that in 3.0 V6 TDI form carries a substantial 2,070kg of kerb weight. Let's get to the WLTP figures. Expect up to 34.4mpg on the combined cycle and up to 214g/km of CO2 from the V6 diesels. The 3.0 V6 TSI petrol version manages up to 26.6mpg on the combined cycle with CO2 emissions of 239g/km. The top Touareg R petrol PHEV manages around 70mpg and around 90g/km and can offer an all-electric driving range of up to 27 miles. As for servicing, well as usual with Volkswagen models, there's a choice of either 'Fixed' or 'Flexible' maintenance packages. You'll choose the 'Fixed' approach if you cover less than 10,000 miles a year and with this, the car will typically be looked at every twelve months. If your daily commute is more than 25 miles and your Touareg will regularly be driven on longer distance journeys, you'll be able to work with a 'Flexible' regime that can see you travelling up to 18,000 miles between garage visits - or every two years, whichever is sooner. The TDI engines many customers will choose, like most modern diesel powerplants, get a selective catalytic reduction filter to cut down on nitrous oxide and, as with similar rival units, are designed around the injection of a urea-based solution called AdBlue into the exhaust gas stream to help clean up emissions. The liquid used is stored in a 12-litre tank mounted at the rear beneath the boot and this will need topping up as part of regular servicing.

Summary

As long as you don't need seven-seats in your large, luxury SUV, this Volkswagen is still a hard option to ignore if you're looking for an appealing balance between style, speed and 'SUV'-ness, with reasonable pricing and running costs that suggest more modest means. True, it doesn't have the brand cachet of some of its illustrious rivals - but perhaps that's no bad thing. For this car's loyal band of buyers, the Touareg's unpretentious approach is, after all, one of its biggest draws. It's a pity though, that so few of them know exactly how capable it is in the rough stuff. 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.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
80%
Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
60%
Insurance
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* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards. Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£599
Deposit£1500
Term (months)49
Cash price£53,495
Credit amount£47,745
Guaranteed future value£18,993.01
Total amount payable£51,495
Volkswagen deposit£4250
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge10.8p per mile
Representative APR0%
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