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Prices for new Volkswagen Touareg to start at £43,000

Prices and specifications have been announced for the revised Volkswagen Touareg luxury SUV, which opens for orders on August 27, ahead of first deliveries in November.

Prices for the new Touareg start at £43,000 (RRP OTR), rising to £47,500, and two engine choices are available - a 3.0-litre V6 TDI with 204 PS and a 3.0-litre V6 TDI with 262 PS (previously 245 PS). 

Both engines are complaint with Euro 6 emissions legislation thanks to the introduction of a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system using AdBlue, low-rolling resistance tyres and a coasting function on the standard eight-speed automatic gearbox.  

The 204 PS engine now emits 173 g/km of CO2 ( 11 g/km less than before), putting it in a lower VED band than before, and giving company car drivers a 2% benefit in kind taxation reduction.

On the outside, the new Touareg features revised bumpers and grilles, new alloy wheel designs, new colours and bi-xenon headlights as standard. 

Inside, the front seats now come with standard lumbar support, and there are two new optional wood trims - ‘Sapelli Mahogany' and ‘Engineered Ebony', while the optional Nappa leather upholstery in the R-Line model is now available in two-tone Flint Grey and Titan Black.  

An automatic post-collision braking system also becomes standard across the range.

Three trim levels are available: SE, Escape and R-Line.

The range starts with the SE, which features a comprehensive specification, including 19-inch ‘Salvador' alloy wheels, RNS 850 satellite navigation with eight-inch touchscreen, DAB digital radio and Bluetooth, 2Zone climate control, ‘Cricket' leather upholstery', bi-xenon headlights, front fog light, parking sensors and chrome roof rails.

The Escape model features an advanced 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); underbody protection; black roof rails and a headlight cleaning system.

The top-of-the-range Touareg R-Line features 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.  Inside is a black roof lining; bespoke R-Line seats and aluminium-look pedals, while enhanced equipment includes a heated steering wheel; electrically operated tailgate and keyless entry and start.

 

Trim

Engine/transmission

Combined mpg

CO2 (g/km)

Price (£),

RRP OTR

SE

3.0-litre 204 PS TDI 8-speed automatic

42.8

173

43,000

SE

3.0-litre 262 PS TDI 8-speed automatic

42.8

174

44,500

 

 

 

 

 

Escape

3.0-litre 262 PS TDI 8-speed automatic

40.9

180

44,700

 

 

 

 

 

R-Line

3.0-litre 204 PS TDI 8-speed automatic

42.8

173

46,000

R-Line

3.0-litre 204 PS TDI 8-speed automatic

42.8

174

47,500

 



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  • Lee - 18/08/2014 12:08

    The R-Line that costs £47,500 should have the uprated 3.0 engine i.e. 262 PS.

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