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2020 (70) Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI 4Motion Black Edition 5dr Tip Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

2D/3D map viewACC - Adaptive cruise control with front assist, forward collision warning, 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
Dynamic road sign display camera controlled system with visual warning for traffic and road signseCall emergency system
Fully electric tailgate + keyless entry and startInstrument cluster
MirrorLinkMultifunction camera with lane assist
Multifunction computer premium with 7" colour displayOne touch indicators with repeat function
Park assist with area 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 


Torsen limited slip differential 


DAB Digital radioDynamic navigation based on TMC+
Gesture control for infotainment systemMulti device interface (MDI) with illuminated USB-C connection
Music playback - MP3, WMA and AAC filesSD card slot
Simultaneous pairing of 2 compatible mobile devicesSMS functionality - read, compose and send SMS messages using touch-screen display
Title and cover art displayVolkswagen media control

Exterior Features

Adaptive low beam for urban and motorway useAuto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic coming/leaving home lighting functionAutomatic headlights
Black anodised roof railsBlack door mirrors
Black rear diffuserBlack side window surrounds
Black upper and lower grille louvres extending into headlights and radiator grilleBody colour door handles
Body coloured wheel archesC signature gloss black front air intake
Chromed tailpipe on the left and right integrated in the bumper with trapezoid designDusk sensor
Dynamic headlight range controlElectric front tilt/slide panoramic sunroof and fixed rear sunroof
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 diffuserHeadlight washers
Heat insulating darkened glass in side and rear windowsHeated windscreen washer jets
IQ.Light-LED matrix headlight,daytime running light with dynamic cornering light and indicatorLED rear fog light
LED rear number plate lightsPlastic scuff plates in door apertures
Poor weather lightPuddle lights
Rain sensorRear wiper

Interior Features

12V socket in front and rear centre console and boot2 Coat hooks on B pillar
3 rear head restraints3 spoke sport heated leather multi-function sports steering wheel with gear shift paddles - generation 2
4 way adjustable front head restraints4 way electric lumbar support for driver and front passenger
4 zone climate control40:20:40 split folding slide/recline rear seat
B pillar ventsBlack lower edge of door extending sills
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
Gear shift indicatorHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated air conditioned gloveboxIsofix preparation for 2 rear child seats
Jack and tool kitLeather trimmed gear knob with gloss black inlay/aluminum trim
Leatherette door trimLED luggage compartment lighting
Load through provisionLuggage compartment with load lashing rings
Plastic loading edge protectionRear seat remote release levers
Soul black headliningStainless steel pedals


Innovision cockpit pack - TouaregR line styling pack - Touareg

Passive Safety

3 point front seatbelts with pre-tensionersABS
Active bonnetAutomatic post collision braking system
Curtain airbagsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
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
Two tone hornVolkswagen roadside assistance
Warning triangle and first aid kit 


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


Black decorative trims on the side windowsHigh gloss black centre console


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

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.233CO2 (g/km)173
Particles0.0001Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb219WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH226
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL219WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High223
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High187WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low290
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium218 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2967Compression Ratio15.5:1
Cylinder LayoutV6Cylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)83Cylinders - Stroke (mm)91.4
Engine CodeDENAEngine 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) - Comb8.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH8.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL8.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High8.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High7.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low11.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium8.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb33.6WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH32.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL33.6WLTP - MPG - Extra High33.2
WLTP - MPG - High39.8WLTP - MPG - Low25.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium34 


AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC3.0
Badge Power286Coin DescriptionV6 TDI 4Motion
Coin SeriesBlack EditionGeneration Mark3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0743EManufacturers 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 


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

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front285/40 R21
Tyre Size Rear285/40 R21Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleSUZUKAWheel Type21" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1702Height (including roof rails)1740
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 [CR]

By Jonathan Crouch


Volkswagen's flagship model, the Touareg, is a large luxury SUV that in third generation guise became smarter looking, safer, better-equipped and much more sophisticated. It's luxurious and refined on-tarmac - and better than you might expect it to be off it. True, it still can't offer more than five seats, but otherwise, this under-rated contender was hugely improved in this CR-series form and offers a very complete package.


This third generation Touareg luxury SUV claimed to be the most sophisticated Volkswagen ever made. It was the brand's flagship model and set fresh standards for the Wolfsburg maker. Back in 2018 at its launch, this car offered the least expensive way into the MLB-Evo platform technology that the Volkswagen Group's ritziest brands were using for their most desirable large SUVs. Which is why the chassis used here was shared with a Porsche Cayenne, some sections of the driveline were borrowed from a Lamborghini Urus, there was exotic suspension from a Bentley Bentayga and semi-autonomous driving tech from a fashionable Audi Q8. Quite a CV. But then the Touareg has always featured sophisticated underpinnings. The first generation 'Type 7L' version, launched in 2002 and named after a North African tribe, shared much of its development with Volkswagen's vastly over-engineered Phaeton boardroom-level luxury saloon. The MK2 'Type 7P'-series model, introduced in 2010, was one of the cars that pioneered hybrid technology for its maker. So it was natural that this third generation CR design, first shown in early 2018, would continue to push the boundaries - not least in the way it looked. The chromed visage came courtesy of the way that it was primarily styled for China, its biggest market. It was also larger, more luxurious and more road-orientated than before. And still only a five-seater - which in itself was interesting given that key competitors from Volvo and Audi offered space for seven. Volkswagen pointed out that its emphasis here was also shared by direct rivals like the fourth generation BMW X5 and the second generation Mercedes GLE, cars that needed to take this MK3 model Touareg much more seriously than its predecessor. Not least because it offered one of the classiest leather-lined interiors ever seen at this price point, complete in its priciest forms with a sophisticated so-called 'Innovision Cockpit' incorporating two huge digital screens. It's a Volkswagen then, you could really aspire to. A rare Plug-in Hybrid Touareg R petrol model was launched in 2021. And the entire range was facelifted in mid-2023. It's the pre-facelift 2018-2023-era models though, that we look at here.

What You Get

With this third generation CR-series Touareg, Volkswagen Design Chief Klaus Bischoff's objective was clear: to shape the most imposing SUV in its class. Well it was certainly distinctive - and subtly larger too, longer, wider and fractionally lower than before. Back in 2018, we certainly hadn't previously seen anything quite like the way that the chrome elements of this car's imposing grille combined in such a seamless way with this model's hi-tech LED lighting system. Inside up-front, there's a cabin that was, in Volkswagen's words, an interior 'shaped for the digital age'; or at least it was in the top 'R-Line Tech' variant anyway, the only model in the range that got as standard what the brand called its 'Innovision Cockpit' package - essentially a set of digital instrument gauges on a 12-inch monitor and a super-large so-called 'Discover Premium' 15-inch centre-dash display, both of which were joined seamlessly together to try and turn the fascia into one big functioning screen. Lesser models got conventional gauges and a 9.2-inch centre-dash 'Discover Pro' screen. Either way, there was a classy feel further aided by the way that you were sat more commandingly than was the case with some other large luxury SUVs of the period, surrounded in this VW by mood lighting, beautifully stitched finishing and a cool, classy Teutonic ambiance. Enough on the front: what's it like in the back? You'd think that the 77mm of extra body length this time round would have prompted Volkswagen's designers to allow for the option of extra cost third row chairs. But no, the previous five seat-only format remained. Still, staying with a five-seat format allowed for a palatial level of rear seat space for the passengers that could be accommodated. Legroom is generous and can be extended further by seat bases that slide over a range of 160mm across a 60:40 split. Headroom's ample too, despite this third generation model's 7mm reduction in roof height: yes, even if you get yourself a model fitted with the vast opening panoramic roof, which floods the interior with welcome light. We'll finish by considering the boot, another area of the car you might think would have benefitted by that decision not to allow for a third seating row. The rear tailgate's power-operated with a gesture-control feature of course (or at least it is provided you avoid entry-level trim) and once it's raised, there is, sure enough, a significantly larger luggage area than before. It's rated at 810-litres in size, which is a useful 113-litres larger than the previous generation model could offer. This capacity was reduced to 610-litres in the Touareg R PHEV.

What to Look For

Not too much goes wrong with this third generation Touareg, but check the big alloy wheels for scratch damage. If that damage seems to be extensive, that could indicate the fact that the suspension might have become misaligned, which is evidenced by uneven tyre wear. Inside, check for scratches on the infotainment screen - and make sure it has been cleaned with the proper fluid as recommended in the owner's manual. It's unlikely that the Touareg you're looking at will have been severely used off road, but have a good check underneath just in case. Otherwise, it's just the usual things: check the interior for child damage and insist on a fully stamped-up service history. There are a few recalls you need to be aware of. Early 2018 models made between August and October could have a problem with the right rear seat belt buckle. And models made in 2018 between May and January 2019 could have a connection with the steering system that works loose over time. Models made between September and December 2019 may exhibit oil escaping from a faulty join in the gearbox line. Models made in December 2019 may also have issues with the front shock absorbers. In all these cases, check that the appropriate recall has taken place if it applies.

Replacement Parts

[based on a 2018 model 3.0 V6 TDI ex VAT] An air filter will be priced in the £41 bracket, an oil filter will sit in the £6 bracket and a pollen filter will cost in the £25 to £48 bracket. The front brake discs we came across sat in the £75 to £152 bracket, with rear discs costing between £104 and £210. Front brake pads are in the £95-£158 bracket. Rear pads are in the £29-£72 bracket. A wiper blade is £5-£20; a fuel filter is around £28-£71; a tail lamp is around £268-£301.

On the Road

The Volkswagen Group was careful to ensure that this third generation Touareg didn't prioritise sharp tarmac handling to quite the extent of its close cousin, the Porsche Cayenne. Even so, it still got some of the Wolfsburg conglomerate's choiciest elements of dynamic technology - things like a rear axle steering system and Active Roll Compensation. All of this was optional, as was the air suspension system. With all this kit fitted, this Volkswagen is quite happy to attack a twisty series of bends in a reasonably spirited fashion, but you never sense that its heart is really in it. It's much happier on the highway, or cruising through the urban environment - which is where you'll most enjoy the commanding driving position and this model's quite exceptional levels of refinement. There's a driving modes system of course - which as usual with these kinds of set-ups, alters steering feel, throttle response, gearchange timings and the ride quality, courtesy of the standard adaptive damping system. Engine-wise, almost all buyers will choose the 3.0-litre V6 TDI diesel unit, available in 231PS or 286PS states of tune and either way capable of 42.8mpg and 173g/km of CO2 (NEDC figures). Off road, this Touareg no longer gots a low range gearbox option in this MK3 form, but it was still more capable 'off piste' than most of its segment contemporaries. Particularly if air suspension was fitted, a set up that gives you a couple of extra 'Off-Road' modes that'll raise ride height by as much as 70mm. The rare Touareg R PHEV uses a turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine with 340PS mated to an electric motor contributing a further 136PS that is situated between the engine and the 8-speed Tiptronic auto gearbox and is powered by a 14.1kWh lithium-ion battery beneath the boot floor. 


Can a large Volkswagen ever be truly prestigious and desirable? The Phaeton never quite managed to offer that kind of feel. Nor did the Arteon. But this MK3 model Touareg was more covetable, without ever being in any way exclusive. Of course, to want one, you're going to be one of those people who can't see the point of fitting a third seating row into their large SUV. We can't help thinking that it would have been wise for Volkswagen to engineer in this option and offer it at extra cost, as BMW, Mercedes, Lexus and the Range Rover brand did in this period with their models in this segment. But of course the Volkswagen Group conglomerate had the similarly-priced Audi Q7 to offer that: probably, they didn't care which of these two SUVs customers chose, but it was important that these two products should have their own distinct appeal. In this CR-series form, the Touareg did - and we can see why the right kind of buyer might really like it.


This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

* 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.

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47 monthly payments of£698.69
Total amount payable£56,195.93
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Representative APR8.9%
Cash price£44,498
Credit amount£44,249
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge9.0p per mile
Completion fee£1
Optional final payment£23,107.50
Term (months)48

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  • Volkswagen Touareg - 3.0 V6 TDI 4Motion Black Edition 5dr Tip Auto
  • MJ70VXU
  • GBP
  • 44498
  • 18552 miles, Kilmarnock Motorstore / Vanstore