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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...

2011 Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 Qatar

Feel like going Paris-to-Dakar racing but don't quite have the funds or a current racing licence? Volkwagen might have just the thing. It's called the Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 Qatar and it's a concept that might be heading for production. It's early days yet as it was only just unveiled at the Qatar Motor Show, which is currently underway...

2011 Volkswagen Touareg R to get hybrid technology

Like the Volkswagen Golf R and R32, the Volkswagen Touareg performance model is expected and rumoured to be dropping the '50' from its previous R50 name and employing the simple 'R'. Reports say the Volkswagen Touareg R could also be powered by a high-output twin turbo V8 using hybrid technology...

Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 ready for 2011 Dakar Rally

Volkswagen has unveiled the vehicle it hopes will help it achieve a three-peat of the Dakar Rally in 2011: the Race Touareg 3. Following the success of the Race Touareg 2, which won the previous two rallies and became the first diesel-powered vehicle to win the event, Volkswagen says the new desert racer will be faster and more efficient than the old model, and retain its world-beating strength and durability...

Volkswagen Touareg Dakar-spec spied in the Alps

These are no ordinary spy shots, with our photographers capturing the new race version of the Volkswagen Touareg testing in the European mountains. Destined to compete on some of the most gruelling terrain on the planet, the sight of the bright blue race-spec Volkswagen Touareg certainly came as a surprise when it arrived in the CarAdvice inbox early this morning...

Volkswagen Touareg 2MOTION in the pipeline?

French publication, L'Automobile has reported that Volkswagen is considering a two-wheel drive version of its popular Touareg SUV. The French motoring website suggests VW will offer the Touareg in rear-wheel drive guise to reduce weight and, at the same time, improve fuel consumption...

Volkswagen Touareg at Geneva Motor Show

After releasing its hybrid model this morning, Volkswagen have displayed the new, conventionally-powered Touareg models at Geneva this afternoon. To reduce costs, the new Touareg loses some of its 4WD ability (in standard form) this time round with a Torsen limited-slip differential now fitted...