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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...

2012 Volkswagen Touareg at Australian International Motor Show 2011

The all-new Volkswagen Touareg has been unveiled at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne. The introduction of the new Touareg in Australia will happen in two waves this year, with the 2011 model year on sale now and 2012 model year vehicles arriving around August. The new Volkswagen Touareg will be available in four different model variants: 150TDI, V6 TDI, V6 TDI 4XMOTION and V6 FSI...

2011 Volkswagen Passat, new Touareg face rear view camera shortage

Australian customers of the new Volkswagen Passat and the upcoming second-generation Volkswagen Touareg could face longer waiting times on their vehicles if they were ordered with rear view cameras. Volkswagen Australia’s Karl Gehling confirmed there was currently “bottle neck” in supply of rear camera units for the two new models that could potentially push back delivery dates...

2011 Volkswagen Touareg R-Line

Volkswagen has released some details of the upcoming Volkswagen Touareg R-Line. The new sporty four-wheel drive will feature a number of visual and physical upgrades to rival the likes of the BMW X5 M and the Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG. Firstly, the big R-Line Touareg will get a new sporty bodykit including an aggressive front bumper bar and grille layout, as well as side skirts and an equally enthusiastic rear bumper bar and roof spoiler...

2011 Volkswagen Touareg Gold Edition

There's only one way to introduce a special edition model to the Middle East and Arab regions: bring out a Gold edition. It's not like the region is running short of gold supplies, so that's exactly what Volkswagen has done. Introducing the Volkswagen Touareg Gold Edition. The car was unveiled at the Qatar show earlier this week...