Volkswagen Touareg, SUV For Any Terrain |

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Published on January 6th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Volkswagen Touareg, SUV For Any Terrain

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More than 500,000 car drivers chose to buy the first generation of the Volkswagen Touareg SUV. It is a luxury sport utility vehicle that offers a high level of comfort, sporty driving properties, avantgarde styling, excellent quality and unlimited off-road capabilities. The VW Touareg is essentially the best of a luxury passenger car and tough off-road capabilites unified in one vehicle. This legacy continues in the all new VW Touareg on sale now. This is a high-end and versatile all-round vehicle that brings these two worlds together even more perfectly.

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This all new generation VW Touareg comes with all-wheel drive with Torsen limited-slip differential (4MOTION; climbing ability: 31 degrees). The VW Touareg also has an “Off-road driving programme”, which – at the press of a button – tunes the ABS, EDS and ASR for off-road duty, activates Hill Descent Assist and adjusts the automatic gearshift points.

Just like in the earlier version of the Touareg, this new model also has a rotary switch that the driver now uses to adapt the car to specific duty conditions over five levels: 1. “On-Road”; 2. “Off-Road” (like “Off-road driving programme” plus automatic control of the mechanical locks); 3. Low (like “Off-road” plus activation of reduced gearing, higher shift points, no automatic upshift in manual mode); 4. Addition of centre differential lock; 5. Addition of rear differential lock. Equipped like this, the Volkswagen Touareg can conquer any terrain on Earth.

V6 FSI with 280 PS

The entry-level engine in the petrol area, the optimised V6 FSI, continues to output 280 PS. At 9.9 l/100 km it consumes an incredible 2.5 litres less than the previous version. This combined fuel consumption is equivalent to CO2 emissions of 236 g/km – 60 g/km less than before.

The smooth six-cylinder unit develops a maximum torque of 360 Newton-metres, which is constantly available between 3,000 and 4,000 rpm and guarantees superior high-torque performance. The power of the 24-valve engine peaks at 6,200 rpm.

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Compared to the V6 FSI of the previous model, the updated engine is equipped with a new engine controller (MED 17.1.6), which among other things integrates the new thermal management system, Stop-Start system and regenerative braking. Other modifications: The conversion to a new, more precise machining process for the cylinder crankcase, modified piston rings and weight-optimised forged pistons produce lower friction values with immediate fuel consumption reduction.

Changes were also made in the air intake system to modify the charge changing process. Another innovation in the area of emissions control: Here two ceramic main catalytic converters near the engine are used instead of the previous pre-converter and main catalytic converter system to assure conformance to the Euro-5 emissions standard. The Volkswagen Touareg V6 FSI easily manages a top speed of 228 km/h and accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 7.8 seconds.

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V6 TDI breaks the 7.5-litre barrier

Consider the V6 TDI, the most fuel-efficient Touareg engine: With regard to power, an advanced development of the successful V6 TDI with 240 PS and BlueMotion Technology offers entry into the world of the Touareg; the 550 Newton-metre strong turbodiesel consumes a ground-breaking low 7.4 l/100 km (equivalent to 195 g/km CO2), which is 1.9 litres less than before. CO2 emissions were reduced by 49 g/km.

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Visit www.volkswagen.com.my and be part of the Volkswagen community and to arrange a family test drive of this Volkswagen Touareg luxury SUV today.


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