VW Touareg now more affordable with new three-litre V6 turbo diesel engine
14th August 2018
A new V6 turbo diesel has been added to the engine range of the Volkswagen Touareg.
This 227bhp three-litre V6 TDI unit is a detuned version of the thunderous 282bhp TDI engine that powered the Touareg when it launched back in June.
The new engine maintains the same CO2 output and the towing capacity as the more powerful 282bhp unit (173g/km, 3,500kg) and delivers maximum power from 3,250rpm to 4,750rpm with its peak torque of 500Nm coming between 1,750rpm and 3,000rpm
As with all Touaregs, this new version is equipped with an eight-speed tiptronic automatic gearbox, four-wheel drive and a limited slip differential.
Both three-litre V6 engines are available on the Touareg’s three trims (SEL, R-Line, R-Line Tech), a decision taken to enhance customer choice and reduce the car’s starting price to £48,995 on the road.
What do you get with the new Touareg?
On the inside, the Touareg SEL’s cabin is blessed with LED white interior lighting, with leather and aluminium trim on the gear knob and steering wheel.
At the heart of the dashboard is the impressive Discover Navigation Pro infotainment system with its 9.2-inch touchscreen, European mapping navigation, Bluetooth connectivity and DAB radio.
Riding on 19-inch ‘Osorno’ alloy wheels, the SEL model comes with LED lights all around, with full LED front headlights, which include LED static cornering lights, and rear LED tail and fog lights.
Mid-spec R-Line models come on 20-inch ‘Braga’ dark graphite diamond-turned alloy wheels with sports suspension. Other standard features include adaptive cruise control, front assist, 4Zone climate control system, electric tailgate, a rear-view camera, park assist and sportier styling, such as a gloss black rear diffuser.
At the top of the range, R-Line Tech adds an even larger 15-inch touchscreen that includes Nav-Gen4-Routing, which calculates routes online and takes traffic conditions into account. The car will also learn frequent routes.
Fleet managers can boost their duty of care too with enhanced safety provided by Car-Net ‘Security and Service’, which gives the driver access to the Volkswagen call centre in the event of an emergency.
If the car is involved in a major accident, the emergency services will be notified automatically. Further, Security and Service will compose a vehicle health report and service schedule on demand for the duration of the ten year subscription period.
Ellie Baker, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, comments: “The Touareg is a highly desirable SUV and a fantastic addition to any fleet.”back