The crossbreed V6-powered Touareg range-topper will be on sale now for a fairly punchy price, but regular equipment levels are amazing
Ladies and men – please allow all of us to present what is by far the most costly R-badged VW item ever. It’s the new Touareg L , which VW UNITED KINGDOM has just made available to order designed for £71, 995.
That sounds like a lot once the considerably faster and arguably exotic Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio we’re currently working as a longtermer is only a great more, but remember, the Touareg is one size up. And any case, while it might proudly wear an L badge, its true competitors comes from cars like the BMW X5 2012 45e rather than any out-and-out performance SUVs.
Among those will set you back about £10, 000 less, but you will need to add all sorts of choices to the X5 to bring the particular spec up to an acceptable level. No such problem with the Touareg R, which usually uses the already nice Black Edition trim degree and bolsters it simply by lobbing on even more package as standard.
You get air suspension which could run 25mm lower than various other Touaregs, 22-inch ‘Estoril’ tires, a panoramic sunroof, the 360-degree camera, an upgraded infotainment system, four-zone climate manage and much more besides. You actually get 6 USB electrical sockets. Think of all the things you can cost!
Along with all the additional toys, the Touareg also offers unique styling courtesy of several slightly more aggressive front plus rear bumpers, and the anticipated smattering of R badges. And yes, you can have this in the signature R color colour of Lapiz glowing blue if you’d like.
It’s powered with a twin-turbo V6 supplemented simply by an electric motor and a fourteen. 1kWh battery pack. Unlike lots of ‘all-wheel drive’ hybrids, the particular Touareg R doesn’t simply power all four wheels with the engine power 1 end of the car as well as the motor the other. Instead, the particular motor lives within the eight-speed automatic gearbox, which nourishes power to both axles through an active centre differential.
This setup makes for the 0-62mph time of 5. one seconds, making it the quickest current version of the Touareg, albeit not the quickest third-gen derivative ever. The particular V8 TDI Touareg handled the benchmark sprint in only 4. 9 seconds, although it never ever came to the UK, and has considering that gone out of production.