Updated Touareg is cheaper than ever
Volkswagen's biggest, the imposing Touareg SUV, is having another assault on the Irish car market and it's coming in 2015 with a lower price tag.
Redesigned on the inside and out (albeit this is quite a mild facelift), the new Touareg can be identified by 20-inch alloy wheels, new front and rear light clusters and an updated interior. That interior now comes with leather upholstery as standard, along with 14-way adjustable electric seats and a high-end infotainment system that connects to your phone or iPod.
Under the big bonnet lies a choice of 204- or 262hp V6 3.0-litre turbodiesel engines, which emit between 173- and 180g/km of CO2. That number has been reduced thanks to the new eight-speed automatic gearbox, improved aerodynamics and lower rolling resistance tyres. Fuel consumption has also improved to 6.6 litres/100km on average for both versions of the engine.
What options are there?
For those who demand more of their Touareg, there is the option of a Terrain Technology pack for €2,630, which adds off-road suspension (raised 10mm front, 15mm rear), front underbody guard and additional engine guard, additional stone guard body covers, rear axle mechanical differential lock, off-road speed-reducing ratio and flywheel and an increased fuel tank capacity (100 litres).
The 2015 Touareg is available to order now and as a special offer, models bought in the first quarter of 2015 will gain a free 'Upgrade Pack' consisting of a "RNS 850" Navigation System (R3A), which includes Premium cell phone preparation for RNS 850 (9ZW) and Media-In for RNS 850 (WDF) or Media-In for RNS 850 with iPod/iPhone cable (WDI). Three years' free servicing, 3.9% PCP and 5.9% APR will also be offered.
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