New Volkswagen Touareg priced

The new Volkswagen Touareg is now available to order in the UK. With bright lights that don’t dazzle, upgraded running gear and superior comfort, the latest upgraded Touareg strikes the perfect balance whether you are on-road, off-road or towing.

One of the most eye-catching features is the newly-developed IQ.Light HD LED matrix headlights, which use 38,432 LEDs to turn night into day. Three light modules in each headlight create an unmistakable design and project a lane of light ahead of the driver to provide maximum visibility without dazzling oncoming traffic. There’s also lighting for cornering and poor weather, and with the optional Night Vision assist system – which detects people and animals using a thermal imaging camera and shows them on the cockpit and optional head-up display – the Touareg is set to offer one of the best lighting and night vision systems in the world.

Lighting also plays a part in the vehicle’s striking good looks. The redesigned front end features, for the first time on the Touareg, an illuminated horizontal strip in the radiator grille; a similar line across the rear also offers a first for any Volkswagen model in the UK, in the form of an illuminated red brand logo. New 20-, 21- and 22-inch alloy wheels will also turn heads when people see the new Touareg from the side.

Different design touches are included for specific equipment levels. For example, the flagship Touareg R eHybrid, developed by Volkswagen R, features standard 22-inch Estoril diamond-turned wheel rims with blue brake calipers and decorated with a silver R logo. The R logo is also projected on to the road by the exterior mirrors.

The new Touareg is available in five powertrains, each with a 3.0-litre V6 power unit: one turbocharged petrol engine (340 PS), two turbodiesel engines (231 PS and 286 PS) and two plug-in hybrid drives (V6 petrol engine plus electric drive motor). The plug-in hybrid drive of the Touareg eHybrid delivers 381 PS, and the Touareg R eHybrid delivers a hefty 462 PS. All engines are paired as standard with an eight-speed automatic gearbox and 4MOTION permanent all-wheel drive.

Five variants on sale, priced from £67,640 to £80,370

Written by