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New Touareg V6 SE

FROM £46,015.00

  • Alloy wheels 19" 'Osorno'
  • Discover Pro DVD nav/radio system (DNS PRO) with Gesture Control
  • Parking sensor - Front and rear
  • Heated front seats
  • Adaptive cruise control (ACC)

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V6 SE

New Touareg SEL

FROM £50,215.00

  • 19” ‘Osorno’ alloy wheels
  • Discover Pro touch-screen navigation system with Guide and Inform Premium
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Vienna leather upholstery
  • Parking sensors front and rear

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SEL

New Touareg V6 SEL Tech

FROM £51,565.00

  • Heated front seats
  • Car-net 'App-Connect' with Media Control
  • Adaptive cruise control (ACC)
  • Innovision Cockpit with Active Info display
  • Parking sensors front and rear

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V6 SEL Tech

New Touareg R-Line

FROM £53,715.00

  • Park assist with rear view camera
  • Electric tailgate
  • 20” ‘Braga’ alloy wheels
  • Climate control, 4-Zone
  • Wireless phone charging

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R-Line

New Touareg R-Line Tech

FROM £56,815.00

  • Innovision cockpit
  • 20” ‘Nevada’ alloy wheels
  • Keyless entry
  • 15” Discover Nav Premium and 12.3” Volkswagen Cockpit
  • ergoComfort R Line Embroidered front seats

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R-Line Tech

New Touareg Black Edition

FROM £59,805.00

  • Car-net 'App-Connect' with Media Control
  • Adaptive cruise control (ACC)
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Park Assist Pro with Area view
  • Air suspension with automatic self levelling suspension, height adjustment and electronic shock absorber

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Black Edition

£5,000 Off the RRP

£4,250 Towards your finance deposit

New Volkswagen Touareg

The new Volkswagen Touareg is a sight to behold; it’s sleek yet striking and guaranteed to turn heads. All of the interior options have been carefully designed to maximise comfort and ease for both you and your passengers. Luxury comes as standard with the Touareg. An opulent interior, supreme comfort, pioneering technology all rolled up into a genuine off-roader to deliver a truly versatile and accomplished driving experience. Clean contours, an assertive stance and fluid lines all complement one another to give the Toaureg its bold, beautiful, unique style. The Touareg provides you with plenty of options. There are 6 specification levels to choose from; SE, SEL, SEL Tech, R-Line, R-Line Tech and the range topping Black Edition. There are 12 vibrant colours for you to match your personality to and a wide selection of stunning alloy wheels available.

New Volkswagen Touareg Offers in South Wales

The Touareg boasts an abundance of leading technology. Stay connected with seamless smart phone integration and take command through the crisp 15-inch glass display. With gesture and voice control, you don’t even need to take your hands off the wheel. The Touareg is also lined with an array of intuitive driving aids to make your life on the road simpler. Front and rear parking sensors will make the trickiest manoeuvres a breeze, while Adaptive Cruise Control will take the strain off even the most arduous journeys. Find out all about the Volkswagen Touareg for yourself by contacting our friendly teams to discuss our latest new Volkswagen offers or to book a test drive. With locations in Newport, Cardiff, Bridgend, Port Talbot, Swansea and Neyland, simply get in touch with your nearest Sinclair Volkswagen dealership today!

Saving Offer - R-Line

Saving Offer - R-Line

Solutions Personal Contract Plan† representative example subject to 8,000 miles per annum for a TOUAREG 3.0TDI V6 4MTN R-LN TECH TIP

  • £5,000 off RRP
  • £4,250 Deposit Contribution
  • £2,999 Customer Deposit
DURATION 4 YEARS
47MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF £599.50
DEPOSIT CONTRIBUTION1 £4,250
CUSTOMER DEPOSIT £2,999
RETAIL CASH PRICE (includes £5,000 discount) £56,905.00
ACCEPTANCE FEE2 £0.00
OPTIONAL FINAL PAYMENT £20,880.00
OPTION TO PURCHASE FEE3 £10.00
TOTAL AMOUNT PAYABLE £54,905.00
TOTAL AMOUNT OF CREDIT £49,656.00
REPRESENTATIVE APR % 0.0% APR
RATE OF INTEREST P.A. 0.0% FIXED
EXCESS MILEAGE CHARGE 10.8P PER MILE

At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle: subject to excess mileage and fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle 1 £4,250 towards your deposit when purchased on Solutions PCP. Acceptance fee is not required. Optional final payment Payable at the end of your agreement. With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. 18s+. Subject to availability and status. T&Cs apply. Ordered by 31/12/2020 from participating Retailers. Indemnities may be required. Not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at time of publication 01/10/20. Freepost Volkswagen Financial Services. *Service plan must be purchased at point of sale and covers the first two consecutive services limited to 1x oil service and 1x oil and inspection service.

CONTRACT HIRE AGREEMENT

  • £441.47 a month.
  • Plus VAT and Initial rental with Contract Hire. Business Users Only.

Touareg SEL Tech 3.0 TDI 231PS, 3 years, 10,000 miles per annum Contract Hire^ example.

Initial rental £2,648.82
Monthly rental £441.47 (35 monthly rental)

^No ownership option Business users only. Excess mileage at 9p per mile and damage charges may apply. *All prices including excess mileage exclude VAT. VAT payable at 20%. 18s+. Subject to status and availability. T&Cs apply. Ordered by 15th December 2020 from participating Retailers. Indemnities may be required. Not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 01/10/2020. Freepost Volkswagen Financial Services.

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Volkswagen's heaviest hitter looks a stronger proposition in third generation form. Jonathan Crouch reports

Ten Second Review

Volkswagen's third generation Touareg is a large luxury SUV that's now smarter looking, safer, better-equipped and more efficient. As before, this car's dynamically better than you expect it to be, both on road and off it. True, it can't offer more than five seats, but then neither can key rivals like BMW's X5, Mercedes' GLE, Jeep's Grand Cherokee, the Lexus RX or Porsche's Cayenne. If you're looking at one of those contenders in this segment, then this under-rated Touareg offers a very complete package with a value proposition that could prove hard to resist.

Background

Large luxury SUVs tend to be more about style than substance. Here's one that's different, Volkswagen's much improved third generation Touareg. The original version of this car, launched in 2003 and named after a North African tribe, represented the Wolfsburg brand's first venture into the luxury SUV market and struck a chord with quite a few buyers in this segment. The second generation version, introduced in 2010, was less successful; Wolfsburg hopes to regain momentum with this, that model's successor. The prospects seem quite promising; this MK3 Touareg does, after all, use the same MLB Evo platform you'll find in Porsche, Bentley and Lamborghini large SUVs. And, unlike them, it's actually quite at home off road. As before, the idea is to provide an appealing compromise between the extreme 'SUV'-ness of, say, a Toyota Land Cruiser or a Jeep Grand Cherokee. And more paved-surface-orientated large SUVs like the BMW X5 and the Mercedes GLE.

Driving Experience

Most versions of this third generation Touareg uses 3.0 V6 TDI power mated to an eight-speed automatic Tiptronic gearbox and 4MOTION all-wheel drive. This unit's an uprated version of the powerplant offered in this model's predecessor, this time round putting out 231 or 286PS. In the perkier variant, 0-62 mph takes 6.1 seconds, and the top speed is 146mph. A 340PS 3.0-litre V6 TSI turbocharged petrol engine is the alternative and you can also talk to your dealer about a top Touareg R PHEV petrol variant with 462PS. Pulling power remains a Toureg strongpoint, the 286PS 3.0 V6 TDI unit developing up to 600Nm of torque, which will make it ideal for towers who'll particularly like Volkswagen's handy 'Trailer Assist' technology that facilitates simple slow-speed manoeuvring. For on road use with this MK3 model, Volkswagen has (for top variants) developed an active all-wheel steering set-up and a roll stabilisation system with electromechanically controlled anti-roll bars. Plus there's two-chamber air suspension too, a set-up you can control via various driving modes. These range from 'Eco' and 'Comfort', through 'Individual', to 'Snow', 'Sand' and 'Off-road Expert'. Select the right setting and you'll be able to go surprisingly far off the beaten track. That'll be further aided by a centre differential lock with asymmetric dynamic torque distribution that acts as a transfer box for the flow of forces between the front and rear axle. A maximum of 70%t of the drive force reaches the front axle and up to 80% can be sent to the rear axle.

Design and Build

This third generation Touareg is yet another Volkswagen Group large luxury SUV to sit on that conglomerate's MLB Evo platform (the others being the MK2 Audi Q7, the Audi Q8, the Bentley Bentayga, the MK3 model Porsche Cayenne and the Lamborghini Urus). As before, the Touareg has just five seats but it's wider and longer than before, nearly 4.8m long, nearly 2.2m wide and over 1,7m high. There's a more dynamic look too, aided by the imposing new chromed front grille and sharper body detailing. The cabin of this MK3 model isn't quite up to Audi and Porsche levels of quality, but it feels very nice indeed and is dominated by what Volkswagen calls its 'Innovision Cockpit'. Here, a 12-inch digital instrument cluster - the 'Active Info Display' we've seen on lesser Volkswagen models - merges with the 15-inch TFT touchscreen of the latest 'Discover Premium' infotainment system to form a new digital operating, information, communication and entertainment unit. Never before has a Volkswagen interior of this type been digitalised and extensively linked to the vehicle functions and outside world to such an extent. As before, there's a comfortable back seat with sliding and seat reclining options. Luggage space is huge with a 1,051mm load area length and a maximum load capacity of 810-litres (seats up) or 1,800-litres (seats down).

Market and Model

Most MK3 model Touaregs are bought with the 3.0 V6 TDI diesel engine and there are six trim levels - 'SE', 'SEL', 'SEL Tech', R-Line' and 'R-Line Tech', plus the top Touareg R PHEV petrol performance variant. Prices start at around £46,500 for this engine in 231PS form - there's a premium of around £2,600 to get it in 286PS guise. The asking figures range up to about £65,000. The 3.0 V6 TSI base petrol version starts in 'SEL' trim from about £54,000. Options include electrically adjustable front seats featuring a special pneumatic massage function with no fewer than eight programs. The intensity of the massage functions can be continuously adjusted via individual air cushions. Natural light comes in through the optionally available panoramic sliding roof - the largest yet offered by Volkswagen. The transparent roof section is 1,270mm long and 825mm wide (inner dimensions), and the front half can be continuously opened and electrically moved back by almost half a metre (495mm) and raised. Meanwhile night driving can be more pleasant thanks to an optional LED ambient light system. Using the ambient light, the atmosphere on board the Touareg can be personalised via 30 different light colours whose brightness can be adjusted. There's also an optional night vision system using a thermal imaging camera. Camera-driven safety innovations include 'Front Cross Traffic Assist' - which responds to traffic crossing in front of the car. For autonomous driving, there's 'Traffic Jam and Roadwork Lane Assist' which offers partly automated steering and lane departure warning up to 37mph, plus autonomous acceleration and braking).

Cost of Ownership

Don't expect too much here. This is, after all, a large luxury SUV that in 3.0 V6 TDI form carries a substantial 2,070kg of kerb weight. Let's get to the WLTP figures. Expect up to 34.4mpg on the combined cycle and up to 214g/km of CO2 from the V6 diesels. The 3.0 V6 TSI petrol version manages up to 26.6mpg on the combined cycle with CO2 emissions of 239g/km. The top Touareg R petrol PHEV manages around 70mpg and around 90g/km and can offer an all-electric driving range of up to 27 miles. As for servicing, well as usual with Volkswagen models, there's a choice of either 'Fixed' or 'Flexible' maintenance packages. You'll choose the 'Fixed' approach if you cover less than 10,000 miles a year and with this, the car will typically be looked at every twelve months. If your daily commute is more than 25 miles and your Touareg will regularly be driven on longer distance journeys, you'll be able to work with a 'Flexible' regime that can see you travelling up to 18,000 miles between garage visits - or every two years, whichever is sooner. The TDI engines many customers will choose, like most modern diesel powerplants, get a selective catalytic reduction filter to cut down on nitrous oxide and, as with similar rival units, are designed around the injection of a urea-based solution called AdBlue into the exhaust gas stream to help clean up emissions. The liquid used is stored in a 12-litre tank mounted at the rear beneath the boot and this will need topping up as part of regular servicing.

Summary

As long as you don't need seven-seats in your large, luxury SUV, this Volkswagen is still a hard option to ignore if you're looking for an appealing balance between style, speed and 'SUV'-ness, with reasonable pricing and running costs that suggest more modest means. True, it doesn't have the brand cachet of some of its illustrious rivals - but perhaps that's no bad thing. For this car's loyal band of buyers, the Touareg's unpretentious approach is, after all, one of its biggest draws. It's a pity though, that so few of them know exactly how capable it is in the rough stuff. Of course a cynic might ask in what way a Touareg is class-leading and it would be tough to pinpoint one. Its chances of success reside in managing to convince enough people enough of the time that it covers the required bases competently. If that sounds like damning with faint praise, it's not meant to. Think of this car as an artful exercise in managing compromises instead. It's still well worth your attention and with prices now overlapping with compact SUVs, its value proposition speaks for itself.

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