Volkswagen’s third generation Touareg is now available in SE, SEL Tech and Black Edition trims promising a focus on technology.
An entry-level SE trim sits beneath SEL and takes price for the SUV down to £45,445 OTR.
The SE spec Touareg comes with 19-inch Osorno alloys, a Discover Pro 9.2in touch-screen infotainment system with gesture control and integrated voice control, front and rear parking sensors and adaptive cruise control as standard equipment. The 231PS and 286PS 3-litre V6 TDI engines are also available on this trim.
The mid-range SEL Tech trim adds Volkswagen’s Innovision Cockpit system, with 15in integrated control panel and 12.3in digital cockpit, an electric tailgate with electric opening and power latching. Identifiable by 19in Tirano alloy wheels, the SEL Tech also sports heat-insulating, 80% tinted glass from the B-pillar backwards. This trim level starts at £50,995 and is available with both diesel engines, as well as the powerful 340PS, 3-litre V6 TFSI unit. The R-Line, R-Line Tech and Black Edition also share this engine range.
Topping out the Touareg range is the Black Edition, priced at £58,745 OTR in 231PS 3-litre V6 TDI guise. This car builds upon the R-Line Tech trim, adding a black finish to the 21in Suzuka alloy wheels, as well as an assortment of black trim pieces to the car’s exterior, including the radiator grille, roof rails, mirror housings, side window trims, and air intake fins.
The Black Edition also gains a panoramic sunroof and IQ Light matrix beam headlights as standard, providing additional luxury and safety to this Touareg’s overall package. As individual options, these would cost £1,260 and £1,420 respectively. The Touareg’s air suspension with automatic self-levelling function is also standard on the Black Edition, while an Easy Open function for the tailgate, and Park Assist package with Area View, further add to the technology offering for the Black Edition.
The largest Volkswagen SUV is the latest car to benefit from Volkswagen’s 48-hour test drives, joining the e-Golf in the programme which allows customers a more thorough test than the traditional, single-day test drive.
Brian Luckie, Touareg Product Manager at Volkswagen UK, said: “The Touareg is already a versatile all-rounder, combining the luxury of an executive car, the capability of a tough, off-roading SUV, the practicality of a family estate and dependability that comes built-in with the Volkswagen roundel.
“By offering three new trims, we’re further expanding the audience for the Touareg, injecting more variety and all-important choice into its line-up, to suit even more of our customers.”
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