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Prices revealed for new Volkswagen Touareg

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Volkswagen has updated its Touareg luxury 4x4 with tweaked engines which offer improved efficiency, and styling revisions inside and out. Exterior changes include a redesigned front bumper and grille, new alloy wheel designs and paint colours plus standard-fit xenon headlights. 

The updated Touareg is available with two 3.0-litre V6 diesel engines – with 201bhp and 258bhp (up from 242bhp). Fuel economy increases to 42.8mpg for the 201bhp motor and 40.9mpg in the more powerful version. 

Emissions are also down by 11g/km to 173g/km of CO2 for the less powerful diesel, dropping the Touareg into a lower car tax band and cutting two per cent off company car drivers’ tax bills. Contributing to the improved economy are new low rolling resistance tyres and a coasting function on the standard-fit eight-speed automatic gearbox.

On the inside the front seats now offer lumbar support and there are two new optional wood trims along with the choice of two-tone grey and black Nappa leather. Three trim levels are available: SE, Escape and R-Line.

Entry-level SE trim includes 19-inch alloy wheels, sat nav with an eight-inch touchscreen, a digital radio and Bluetooth, dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, xenon headlights, front fog lights, parking sensors and chrome roof rails.

Escape models gain a more advanced four-wheel drive system, set up for more serious off-roading with locking centre and rear differentials for added grip on very slippery surfaces. This version also receives raised off-road suspension with underbody protection along with 18-inch alloy wheels, a 100-litre fuel tank (up from 85 litres) and a headlight cleaning system.

Top of the range R-Line trim features a body kit with bespoke bumpers front and rear, wheel arch extensions and 20-inch alloy wheels as well as lowered sports suspension and LED daytime running lights for a bolder look. Other additions include a panoramic glass sunroof, bespoke seats, a heated steering wheel and electrically operated tailgate.

The revised Touareg is available to order from August 27 with the first deliveries taking place in November. Prices start at £43,000 and rise to £47,500. The current version is now available with discounts of £3,000 to £5,000, cutting the starting price down to under £40,000. 

Author: Christofer Lloyd

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