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Volkswagen Australia looks to bolster thin SUV stocks with range of new models

Volkswagen Australia admits its coverage of the booming SUV market lags behind key rivals, but is planning to make up lost ground in a hurry. SUV sales are quite literally driving the Australian vehicle market to record growth, up 13.8 per cent and comprising 38 per cent of the market in 2016 — almost the same percentage as passenger vehicles, which are down 8 per cent...

2011-2016 Volkswagen Touareg recalled for loose bearing clip

Volkswagen Australia has this week recalled 10,100 of its Touareg SUVs built between 2011 and 2016. The recall centres on concerns that a circlip (a type of fastening ring) located on the bearing bracket of the brake pedal may become detached. This could cause a pin to become dislodged from one of the bearings in the mechanism...

Volkswagen Touareg Element joining range in November

The feature-packed Volkswagen Touareg Element will go on sale in Australia in November. The Touareg Element is based on the entry-level 150TDI version of Volkswagen’s premium large SUV. Its $69,990 plus on-road costs price tag makes it $2000 more expensive than the 150TDI, though it gains a host of additional features to more than offset the difference...

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. 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...

2015 Volkswagen Touareg : Power, efficiency boosts for 3.0-litre V6 TDI

The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg’s 3.0-litre V6 TDI diesel engine will get more power and will be more fuel efficient when it goes on sale early next year. Fuel consumption of both the 150kW tune and the high-power version, which is up from 180kW to 193kW, both fall to 6.6 litres per 100 kilometres, representing economy improvements of six and eight per cent respectively based on European data...

Volkswagen Touareg facelift brings fresh looks, new technology

The updated Volkswagen Touareg will show off its refreshed styling and new technology when it debuts in Beijing this weekend. Bi-xenon headlights feature as standard inside the Touareg’s reshaped headlamp clusters, which now connect from top to bottom with the edges of the new four-slat radiator grille...

Volkswagen Touareg facelift spied

A facelifted version of the Volkswagen Touareg has been spied undergoing high altitude testing in the European Alps. The Volkswagen Touareg snapped by CarAdvice's spy photographers appears to hint at only a mild refresh for the full-size SUV, coming three years after the second generation debuted in 2010...

Volkswagen Touareg V8 TDI R-Line: pricing confirmed for flagship SUV

The Volkswagen Touareg V8 TDI R-Line, the new flagship of the German brand's big SUV, will cost from $112,990. Pricing has been confirmed following the release of initial images and details for the Touareg V8 TDI back in January. The VW Touareg V8 TDI R-Line is the first V8-powered variant since 2006. The 4.2-litre V8 turbo diesel produces 250kW and 800Nm...

Volkswagen Touareg V8 TDI R-Line: sports flagship for local line-up

The Volkswagen Touareg V8 TDI R-Line will top the German manufacturer's local line-up when the 800Nm luxury SUV lands in Australia in March. The flagship Touareg R-Line becomes the first V8-powered model in the range since 2006, when Volkswagen phased out the high-performance petrol variant from the first-generation line-up. Powered by a 4...

Volkswagen Touareg goes diesel-only for 2013 update

The Volkswagen Touareg range has been updated for the 2013 model year with new features, new equipment and an entirely diesel-powered line-up. The $62,990 entry-level Volkswagen Touareg 150TDI now includes as standard a rear view camera, upgraded Vienna leather seat upholstery, 12-way electrically adjustable driver and front passenger seats with electro-pneumatically adjustable backrest side bolsters and new "safety optimised" front head restraints...

Volkswagen Touareg breaks world record Pan-American journey

A Volkswagen Touareg TDI SUV has just broken the world record for the Pan-American Highway journey down through America. It took a team of three drivers 11 days, 17 hours and 22 minutes to complete the 16,000 mile (26,000km) journey. The new record was a full three days ahead of previous record, which involved travelling through 14 different countries, from Latin America to Canada and Alaska...