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Brand New 18 Plate Volkswagen Touareg3.0 V6 TDI 4Motion R Line 5dr Tip Auto

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

ACC - Adaptive cruise control with front assist, distance monitoring, city emergency brake and speed limiterApple car play/Android Auto
Bluetooth hands free telephone connectionDrive select with Damper control
Driver alert systemMirrorLink
Multifunction camera with lane assistMultifunction computer
Service interval indicatorSpeed sensitive power steering
Tailgate power latchTraffic sign recognition
Voice control systemWireless Smartphone charger

Entertainment

2 X SD card slotDAB Digital radio
Gesture control for infotainment system 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic coming/leaving home lighting function
Automatic headlightsBlack rear diffuser
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors with integral indicatorsBody colour door sills
Body coloured side skirtsChrome exhaust tailpipes
Chrome protective strip on door sillChrome trimmed radiator grille and air intake
Chrome trimmed side windowsElectric folding/heated/auto dimming door mirrors
Front and rear electric windowsHeated windscreen washer jets
LED cornering lightsLED daytime running lights
LED IndicatorsPuddle lights

Interior Features

12V socket in centre console3 rear head restraints
4 load lashing points4 zone climate control
60/40 split folding slide/recline rear seatDriver/front passenger seat height adjustment
Electric luggage compartment coverFolding rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders
Front + rear carpet matsFront centre armrest with storage box
Front seats lumbar supportGear shift indicator
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIsofix preparation for 2 rear child seats
Jack and tool kitLeather heated multifunction steering wheel with paddle shift
Leatherette door trimLoad through provision
Soul black headliningStainless steel load sill protection
Stainless steel pedalsSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

Safety

3 point front seatbelts with pre-tensionersABS
Automatic post collision braking systemCurtain 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
Passenger airbag deactivate switchSeatbelt warning lamp and buzzer
Three 3 point rear seatbeltsWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Alarm with interior monitoring in cab, backup horn and towing protectionAnti-theft wheel bolts
Remote central locking 

Technical

Torsen limited slip differential 

Trim

Aluminium dash and door panel insertsHigh gloss black centre console

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

CO0.234CO2 (g/km)173
HC+NOx0.08NOx0.059
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2967Compression Ratio16:1
Cylinder LayoutV6Cylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)83Cylinders - Stroke (mm)91.4
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears8 SPEEDNumber of Valves24
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)42.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)47.9EC Urban (mpg)36.7

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC3.0
Badge Power286Coin DescriptionTDI 4Motion
Coin SeriesR-LineInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0741E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage18000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)6.1Engine Power - BHP286
Engine Power - KW210Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3500Engine Torque - LBS.FT443
Engine Torque - MKG61.2Engine Torque - NM600
Engine Torque - RPM2250Top Speed146

Tyres

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

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1717Height (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 Kerbweight2070No. 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

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.

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
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£499
Deposit£5846.27
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate3.29%
Cash price£50,995
Credit amount£42,148.73
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£22,500
Total amount payable£55,308.27
Volkswagen deposit£3000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge10.8p per mile
Representative APR3.3%
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