Volkswagen Touareg Review
Volkswagen Touareg is a mid-size crossover SUV, popularly known throughout the world its affordable luxury with performance. This SUV was first introduced in 2002 by German automaker, Volkswagen. Touareg has got a longitudinal front engine layout with a four wheel drive and uses Volkswagen Group PL71 platform for its construction. It is very closely related to Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7, with changes in its technology, style and equipments. Available in single variant for Philippines residents, you get a chance to enthral a power ride.
Engine, Mileage & Variants
Volkswagen Touareg is designed to create a sporty passion by its high powered 3.0-litre TDI V6 diesel engine which provokes a quality power output of 245 PS between 3800 to 4400 rpm along with a decently induced torque of 550 Nm at a range of 1750 to 2750 rpm. By its humongous and dynamic power unit, you get mileage of about 8.8 L/100km in urban driving, 6.5 L/100km in extra urban cycle and 7.4 L/100km in combined driving cycle. The top speed attained by Touareg is 218 kmph, hastening up from halt to 100 kmph quickly in 7.8 seconds time duration.
A complete off-road characteristic is granted by a measurement of Volkswagen Touareg which measures as 4795 mm X 1940 mm X 1709 mm (L X W X H) with a wheelbase of 2893 mm which is large enough to provide a spacious legroom inside. The Terrain style design package for its exterior designing delivers a marvellous off-road capability of Touareg, with silver coloured rear plating, 2 tailpipes with a chromium plating and a distinctive diffuser. Front designing emphasizes a prominent grille giving a striking expression, making the car more aerodynamic in nature. The robust alloy wheel equipments featured in Touareg comes equipped with 18-inch wheel size in tire proportion 255/55 R18.
Volkswagen Touareg caters an easy driving in a poorly visible area by the Area View which shows view produced by 4 cameras equipped outside the vehicle. The multi-functional steering wheel with a heated soft leather covering increases convenience while driving by audio control buttons mounted on it. Sound system with RNS 850 Radio navigation system built on the dashboard, 12 channel sound with DSP, CD/DVD and MP3 player in it allows more connectivity. After folding the rear seats, 1642-litres of boot space is created inside your vehicle so that you can carry a large load for long journey, which is further enhanced by the cup holders at front armrest, and a storage pocket on front console.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Disc brakes in Touareg's front and rear comes integrated with an anti-lock braking system, that limits the wheel-locking, thus preventing skid of car at instant braking situations. 4-corner air suspension with Electronic Shock Absorption Control incorporated in its front and rear makes your riding experience smoother. The Lane Assist feature with Side Assist helps in reducing the chance of accident when you are out of lane or about to change your current lane. Passenger safety airbags, Rear assist system, enhanced assistance braking are other safety features which are more than enough to keep you and your vehicle safe.
Volkswagen Touareg is a true off-roader with upgraded speaker system and precise steering. Although, there is no 2 wheel option and is expensive to buy. Also, the drive demands more moolah in your pocket when it comes to stopping at fuel station.