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2015 Volkswagen Touareg : Pricing and specifications

The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg is rolling into Australian showrooms this month with sharper exterior styling, an updated interior and subtle specification changes.

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While Volkswagen Australia is yet to officially launch the updated Touareg or release local images (overseas model pictured here), documents seen by CarAdvice allow us to reveal pricing and specification details for the overhauled range.

The 2015 Touareg line-up has been cut to three variants – 150TDI, V6 TDI and V8 TDI – with Volkswagen Australia dropping the off-road-focused V6 TDI 4XMotion.

The price of the entry-level Touareg 150TDI is up $4000 to $67,990 plus on-road costs. The price rise is offset by the introduction of satellite navigation, in-built media hard drive, DVD player, voice recognition, and low-speed crash avoidance auto-braking.

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The price of the mid-range Touareg V6 TDI rises $1200 to $81,990, also adding auto-braking over the old model.

Prices and equipment levels of the flagship Touareg V8 TDI are unchanged, topping the range at $114,990 with exclusive features such as 21-inch alloy wheels, push-button start, adaptive cruise control, 360-degree camera, 12-speaker premium audio system, and heated rear seats, among others.

The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg’s all-diesel engine line-up carries over from before albeit with a few tweaks. It's kicked off with the 150kW/450Nm (up from 400Nm) engine in the base model, while the 180kW/550Nm tune for the 3.0-litre V6 and the 250kW/800Nm output of the 4.2-litre V8 remain stable.

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The fresh styling introduces reshaped headlights that connect from top to bottom with a new four-slat grille, a reworked bumper with deeper creases and more angular intakes, a revised lower bumper with a new underbody protector panel, and subtle tweaks to the diffuser, reflectors, tailgate and badge at the rear.

The cabin gets new aluminium rotary knobs, additional chrome accents, and white instrument illumination (replaces red).

Stay tuned for official specifications and local images, expected soon.

 

2015 Volkswagen Touareg pricing (before on-road costs):

150TDI $67,990

V6 TDI $81,990

V8 TDI R-Line $114,990

 

2015 Volkswagen Touareg engines:

150TDI

3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel

150kW at 4000rpm

450Nm at 1250-2750rpm

Eight-speed automatic

7.2L/100km

0-100km/h: 8.5 seconds

V6 TDI

3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel

180kW at 4000rpm

550Nm at 1750-2250rpm

Eight-speed automatic

7.4L/100km

0-100km/h: 7.6 seconds

V8 TDI

4.2-litre V8 turbo diesel

250kW at 4000rpm

800Nm at 1750-2750rpm

Eight-speed automatic

9.2L/100km

0-100km/h: 5.8 seconds

 

2015 Volkswagen Touareg standard features:

150TDI:

18-inch alloy wheels

Auto bi-xenon headlights

LED daytime running lights

Active cornering lamps

Rain-sensing wipers

Front and rear parking sensors

Power-folding door mirrors

Roof rails

Tinted windows

Chrome exhaust tip

Eight-speaker audio system with in-built hard-drive, Bluetooth, USB, SD card reader, AUX, CD/DVD

Colour touchscreen

Satellite navigation

Reverse-view camera

Driver fatigue warning

Low-speed crash avoidance auto-braking

Cruise control

Dual-zone climate control

Voice recognition

Electric anti-glare rear-view mirror

Partial-leather upholstery

Electric heated front seats with adjustable bolsters

Leather steering wheel and gear knob

V6 TDI (adds over 150TDI):

20-inch alloy wheels

Electronic air suspension

Electronic damper control

Power tailgate

Woodgrain trim

Front seatback pockets

Alarm with tow-away protection

V8 TDI R-Line (adds over V6 TDI):

21-inch alloy wheels

Door mirrors with memory and auto-dipping on reverse

Extra-dark tinted windows

LED tail-lights

Proximity key with push-button start

Premium 12-speaker sound system with amplifier

Cruise control with distance control

Front and side-view camera

Blind spot sensor

Four-zone climate control

Front electric sports seats with memory

Power and memory seating column

Heated steering wheel

Sports pedals

Heated rear seats

Tyre pressure sensor