Updated Touareg priced from £43,000

Published 15 August 2014

Volkswagen has announced details and pricing for the revised Touareg. The range kicks off with a the 3.0-litre 204PS TDI in SE trim, priced from £43,000, rising to £47,500 for the range-topping 262PS 3.0-litre TDI in R-Line trim. Orders are open from 27 August and first deliveries are due in November.

The engine range is simple, with a 3.0-litre V6 TDI available in two power outputs – 204PS and 262PS, the latter of which has had a power hike of 17PS over the outgoing car.

Thanks to new emissions technology including the introduction of AdBlue additives and low-rolling resistance tyres, emissions are down and the Touareg complies with Euro 6 regulations. The 204PS engine now emists 204g/km, down 11g/km. All models come with an eight-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive as standard.

Three trim levels are available, starting with SE. Standard equipment an eight-inch touchscreen with navigation, DAB radio, Bluetooth, 19-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, bi-xenon lights, parking sensors and roof rails.

The mid-spec Escape model is only available with the 262PS engine and has a greater off-road emphasis. It uses an advanced all-wheel drive system with a 50:50 torque split, mechanical locking differentials, higher suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels, a larger fuel tank and underbody protection.

The range is topped by the R Line, which gets R Line exterior styling, larger 20-inch alloy wheels, lowered suspension, LED running lights, a panoramic glass roof, R-line seats, a heated steering wheel, electronically operated tail gate and keyless entry/start.

Trim Engine/transmission Average mpg CO2 Price (£) OTR
SE 3.0-litre 204 PS TDI 8-speed automatic 42.8 173 43,000
SE 3.0-litre 262 PS TDI 8-speed automatic 42.8 174 44,500
Escape 3.0-litre 262 PS TDI 8-speed automatic 40.9 180 44,700
R-Line 3.0-litre 204 PS TDI 8-speed automatic 42.8 173 46,000
R-Line 3.0-litre 262 PS TDI 8-speed automatic 42.8 174 47,500

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Melben    on 16 August 2014

Best 4 x 4 by far. I've had two and this will probably be my third...
Totally understated and very, very underestimated.

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