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2020 Volkswagen Touareg entry model arrives in Australia priced from $79,490

Volkswagen has introduced the most affordable model in its new Touareg range six months after $89,990 Launch Edition went on sale. Priced from $79,490 before on roads, the base Volkswagen Touareg 190TDI is powered by the same 190kW and 600Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine, eight-speed automatic transmission, and permanent all-wheel drive system used throughout the revised range...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2021 Volkswagen Touareg R coming with PHEV power

Volkswagen is working on an even hotter version of its Touareg luxury SUV, with the company's marketing boss confirming it will feature a plug-in hybrid system. Speaking with media at the global reveal of the eighth-generation Golf hatchback, Jürgen Stackmann said the Touareg will be "the first R model to go plug-in hybrid" – as reported by the UK's Autocar...

CarAdvice podcast 163: Discussing the 2020 Kia Seltos

On this week's podcast you are joined by Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and Scott Collie. In car news, according to an RACQ study, electric cars are cheaper to run but high prices are still a problem. Also, pricing and specs have been released for the 2020 Volkswagen Touareg, the Toyota HiLux gets an updated 5-star ANCAP safety rating, and the 2020 Audi Q3 Sportback has been revealed...

Volkswagen Touareg One Million edition revealed, not for Oz

The Volkswagen Touareg One Million edition has been revealed, marking the seven-figure production milestone for the brand's top-shelf luxury crossover. Available to order in Europe now, the Touareg One Million offers a new Sechura Beige exterior paint option, two new alloy wheel designs/finishes, darkened tail-lights, 'ONE Million' badging, and gloss-black exterior accents...

2020 Volkswagen Touareg pricing and specs

The 2020 Touareg range has been detailed by Volkswagen's local division, ahead of a sales launch in late October or early November 2019. Currently limited to one trim level and limited options, the MY20 Touareg will be split into two variants with three available option packages depending on grade, along with additional colour choices inside and out...

CarAdvice podcast 162: Take a ride in the 2019 Lexus LC500h

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Mike Stevens and James Wong. In car news, the 2020 Skoda Kodiaq RS will be coming to Australia, the Ford and Volkswagen alliance is expanding to electric and autonomous tech, the Lotus Evija has been unveiled, and the 2019 Ford Everest is getting AEB across the range. Sam Purcell reviews the 2019 Volkswagen Touareg and takes it off-roading...

ANCAP: Mazda 3, Evoque, RAV4, Touareg, UX get 5 star ratings

Independent crash testing firm, ANCAP, has released its latest round of safety scores this week, with several new models getting the full five stars. Among these were the Lexus UX, Mazda 3, Range Rover Evoque, Toyota RAV4 and Volkswagen Touareg...

2020 Volkswagen Touareg V8 TDI revealed

The Volkswagen Touareg V8 TDI has been revealed ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at the 2019 Geneva motor show, which kicks off early next month. Under the bonnet, this model features a 4.0-litre turbo-diesel V8, which has been tuned to deliver 310kW of power and 900Nm of torque...

CarAdvice podcast 141: We drive the Ford Falcon Holy Grail!

This week Mandy Turner is in Sydney for the EV mega test – listen out for the EV podcast special! – and is joined on the panel by Trent Nikolic and Tony Crawford. Geza emailed us at podcast@caradvice.com to ask if he should chip tune his 2014 Kia Rondo, used to haul the family and a camper trailer...

2019 Volkswagen Touareg Launch Edition pricing and specs

Volkswagen has confirmed pricing and specs for the first 2019 Touareg coming to our shores, the Launch Edition, on the back of a dealer event in Brisbane. Overseas models pictured. Local imagery will be added when it's available.  The new SUV, pitched as a more premium offering than its predecessors, will be priced from $89,990 before on-road costs...