Volkswagen to launch new Touareg soon

Volkswagen will launch the new Touareg SUV in the Indian market very soon. The SUV is expected to be priced around Rs. 58.4 lakhs (ex-showroom, Maharashtra). The Toaureg may not have been a sales success in the Indian market but the new one could definitely make a bold shift.

Based on the Audi Q5 platform, the Touareg has a low profile, is 40mm longer and about 200 kg lighter than its predecessor. The SUV is powered by a 3.0TDi diesel engine which produces 236 bhp and a whopping torque of 550 Nm. The same engine also does duty on the Audi A4, A6 and Q5 but in different states of tune.

The new Touareg comes with a panaromic sunroof, electric door mirrors, head lamps with day time running lights and roof rails. The safety package includes: Bi-Xenon headlights,  Electronic Stability Control, ABS, BA, Air bags for front and rear passengers and Auto Hold function.

The interior equipment includes a 6-CD, with USB, AUX, MP3 & MP4 compatibility audio system attached with 8 speakers. 4 Zone Automatic climate control, 14 way power adjustable seats, leather wrapped streeing wheel and voice recognition for telephonic operation.

The Touareg will largely compete with Mercedes-Benz M-Class, BMWX5 and Audi Q5. The Toaureg is offered in a choice of 7 colours and two upholstery options.