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AUTO NEWS – Volkswagen Touareg will get new 3.0-litre V6 petrol

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Volkswagen Touareg will get new 3.0-litre V6 petrol


Volkswagen has expanded the Touareg line-up with the addition of a brand new 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine. The powertrain sits on the prime of SUVs vary, priced from £52,635, with first deliveries anticipated in April.

The Touareg’s new turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol produces 335bhp and 450Nm of torque, which is 53bhp greater than the outdated range-topping V6 TDI. Energy is fed to all 4 wheels by way of an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission, offering a 0–62mph dash of 5.9 seconds and a prime pace of 155mph.

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Economic system for the brand new V6 is poorer than its diesel equal, with claimed figures of 31.7mpg and 203g/km of CO2 versus 34.9mpg and 173g/km of CO2 respectively.

Just like the diesel fashions, three trim ranges will probably be out there for the Touareg V6 TSI. Base-spec SEL fashions come as commonplace with 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and tail lights, adaptive cruise management, a seven-inch touchscreen show, satellite tv for pc navigation, bluetooth connectivity and a variety of driver help expertise.

Mid-range R-Line fashions begin from £56,135. Like the remainder of Volkswagen’s R-Line fashions, the Touareg will get a sportier look with a revised bumpers, new side-skirts, a glass panoramic roof and 20-inch wheels. A reversing digital camera is added to the specification, however the show stays the identical dimension at at seven inches.

Vary-topping R-Line Tech fashions are priced from £59,235, coming as commonplace with ‘ergoComfort’ leather-based seats and Volkswagen’s newest ‘Innovision’ infotainment system, consisting of an enormous 15-inch show alongside a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel.

Different new tech contains lively rear-wheel steering, designed to assist cornering stability, and new air-suspension system, which might elevate the Touareg’s journey peak by 70mm to enhance off-road means. Each techniques are borrowed from the Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga, and each will probably be out there as non-obligatory extras.

Volkswagen can also be providing a brand new off-road pack as an additional choice for the the Touareg, including additional driving modes, underbody safety and a bigger gas tank. To enhance the brand new bundle, Volkswagen has additionally elevated the SUVs most wading depth from 490mm to 570mm.

The German producer claims that round 40 % of European Touareg homeowners use their automobiles as towing autos. This new mannequin has been developed and examined accordingly, having been examined to tow as much as 3.5 tonnes by way of a brand new retractable tow bar, even with the brand new V6 petrol engine. 

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AUTO NEWS – Volkswagen Touareg will get new 3.0-litre V6 petrol
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