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Teaser sketches of 2019 VW Touareg show sharper, more muscular form

Later next month, Volkswagen plans to finally reveal the third generation or 2019 model year Touareg at Beijing, China. This is actually earlier than the initial plan, which was to debut the car in April. A couple of months ago, we saw spy shots of the SUV without its camouflage, which suggest that these are probably what we should expect from the production model. And now, the automaker published a single sketch that looks pretty much like the vehicle we saw in the spy shots.

The automaker’s goal for the 2019 Touareg is for it to have a more expressive design with an “unmistakeable appearance” that also has a strong character, according to Klaus Bischoff, Head of Volkswagen Design.

According to Volkswagen, their plan for the Touareg is for it to be the automaker’s flagship product in terms of design, while offering cutting edge technology. Though the automaker does not share a lot of details regarding these systems, the sensors we see on the spy shots indicate that it will have a sophisticated suite of driver assistance aids. The automaker promises that the SUV will be boasting the largest digital instrument display in its class as well, and this will be called the Innovision Cockpit. The Touareg is supposed to highlight new features that we have never used before, with its new type of infotainment system.

Read the entire article Teaser sketches of 2019 VW Touareg show sharper, more muscular form

VW announces production dates for the Polo, T-Roc and Touareg this year

Earlier this month, Volkswagen’s annual meeting took place at its hometown in Wolfsburg, Germany. This year’s meeting was focused on the company’s business plan they call “Transform 2025+”. This plan is solely based on hybrid and electric vehicles.

Aside from providing updates on its hybrid and electric vehicles, Volkswagen also addressed what their agenda is when it comes to new models arriving in the next couple of months. And it seems like they have a handful of models arriving sooner than we thought. For instance, they just reconfirmed that the company will begin production of the all-new Polo next month, meaning that in the next coming weeks, photos of the supermini will probably be circulating around the web.

That’s just one of the few models VW will put in production. The T-Roc compact crossover, which is based on the Golf, will also hit the assembly line for the EU market as early as August. So in the next few months, we will finally see the brand new T-Roc with its covers off. The company also said that the compact crossover will be sold in the United States by 2019. The factory to build the T-Roc will be based in Palmela, Portugal.

Read the entire article VW announces production dates for the Polo, T-Roc and Touareg this year

2015 VW Touareg Facelift receives a more powerful, yet fuel-efficient V6 TDI engine

The 2015 VW Touareg Facelift not only received an updated design but also an upgraded V6 diesel engine. According to the German manufacturer, over 90 percent of all Touareg models sold in Europe are equipped with a V6 TDI engine and as a result, Volkswagen modified and upgraded the engine by adding an SCR catalytic converter.

Thanks to the new catalytic converter the engine meets the Euro 6 emissions standard. Volkswagen offers two versions of the V6 TDI engine. The first one delivers 204 hp (150 kW) and due to the addition of the standard 8-speed automatic transmission, fuel consumption was reduced from 7.0 to 6.6 liters of diesel per 100 km, with CO2 emissions of 173 g/km.

The second version of the V6 TDI engine was boosted from 245 hp (180 kW) to 262 hp (193 kW) and thanks to the new 8-speed transmission fuel consumption falls from 7.2 to 6.6 l/100 km, with CO2 emissions of 174 g/km of CO2.

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2015 VW Touareg Facelift revealed ahead of 2014 Beijing Motor Show

Volkswagen has just unveiled the 2015 Touareg Facelift just in time for the 2014 Beijing Motor Show a.k.a. Auto China 2014. As expected, the 2015 Touareg comes with a redesigned front fascia consisting of larger headlights now offered as standard with bi-xenon, a new radiator grille with four horizontal fins instead of two and new front bumper.

At the rear, we see the redesigned bumper that provides a wider look, a new rear diffuser and LED rear fog lights integrated in the bumper. For the 2015MY, Touareg is available with new door mirror caps, new wheel designs as well as new paint colours. Insider, the SUV gets the option of new colours for the standard leather upholstery, but also new design accents and lightning.

As standard, Vw Touareg offers the automatic post-collision braking system, bi-xenon headlights and an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The automatic transmission uses the SUV’s kinetic energy when driving downhill or when acceleration is not needed. This feature can be deactivated temporarily by simply tapping and releasing the brake pedal, or switched off through the vehicle’s systems.

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Volkswagen could sell its CrossBlue mid-sized sports utility vehicle in Europe as a complement for the Touareg SUV already sold in the region. The CrossBlue-Touareg relationship could work in the same way that the sporty BMW X6 complements the traditionally styled X5. VW showcased the four-seat CrossBlue Coupe concept this week at the Los Angeles auto show, after unveiling it at the Shanghai auto show in April.

VW unveiled a seven-seat CrossBlue concept at the Detroit auto show in January. A VW spokesman told Automotive News Europe that a production CrossBlue could be available in Europe, noting that a decision has yet to be taken. VW of North America disclosed that it will decide by the end of 2013 if it will produce the CrossBlue and where it would be built.

The German carmaker is expected to introduce the seven-seat CrossBlue in 2016. This is considered as crucial for the United States as its sales in this country have been on a slump.

Read the entire article VW could sell CrossBlue as complement for Touareg in Europe

Volkswagen is celebrating a decade of having offered the best off-road vehicles by releasing the special edition Volkswagen Touareg Edition X. It was in 2012 that the original Touareg Mk1 SUV had its very first launch at the Paris Motor Show. The new Touareg Edition X is equipped with standard 19-inch alloy wheels "Moab" and comes with the optional exterior color scheme "Moonlight Blue Pearl Effect" as well as stylish features.

The off-roader also gets a huge panoramic slide/tilt sunroof, silver anodized roof rails, Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and tinted rear lights in LED technology. It also is available with the design package "Chrome & Style" and tinted side and rear windows. The "Touareg X" logo appears on the front door sills.

With regards to the interioir, the Touareg X Edition gets distinctive nappa leather appointments in Amber Brown with a new type of braid embossed finish. It features ebony inlays on its doors and dash panel.

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German motorsports adventurer Rainer Zietlow and his team have embarked on a journey that aims to set a new record by covering 23,000 kilometres in wheels, particularly in a Volkswagen Touareg. Zietlow began his 23,000-kilometre journey in Melbourne, Australia and hopes to finish it  in St. Petersburg, Russia in just three weeks

Bringing with him additional equipment like a roll-cage and an extra fuel tank, Zietlow hit the road on July 27, 2012, and is expected to experience different climates, temperatures, humidity and weather as well as different altitudes. Zietlow’s newest record-breaking attempt will fully test the qualities and durability of the Touareg, especially with the different conditions along the way.

Touareg’s fuel efficient and environmentally friendly 3.0-litre V6 TDI Clean Diesel engine is taking on the challenge posed by the long journey. Touareg’s V6 TDI engine consumes 30 percent less fuel and emits up to 25 percent less Carbon Dioxide, compared to other vehicles of this category powered with petrol engines.

Read the entire article Rainer Zietlow to set records by travelling 23,000 km with VW Touareg

A Volkswagen Touareg 3.0-litre V6 TDI got through the Carretera Panamericana race in only 11 days, 17 hours and 22 minutes, giving Rainer Zietlow and his team a new course record. To complete the race, the vehicle was driven through the entire length of North and South America, a total of 22,750 kilometres on the course between Tierra del Fuego and Alaska. The model that set the record is being displayed in Wolfsburg as part of the post-race tour.

Zietlow and his team got across 17 countries, which meant that it passed through majority of the climate and vegetation zones on earth. The TÜV Nord testing organization had certified this record-breaking drive.

This proves just how efficient and enduring the Volkswagen Touareg is even when it is driven through the most difficult course conditions such as extreme heat, heavy rain, sandstorms or snow.

Read the entire article Vw Touareg V6 TDI sets a new course record in the renowned Carretera Panamericana race

The 2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI is touted as the diesel model that may be the most successful at convincing Americans to make the switch. This large SUV offers impressive fuel economy while still being able to retain its European sophistication. Americans have not exactly been as eager to embrace these efficient engines like other parts of the world have.

But Volkswagen has high hopes for this redesigned and significantly improved Touareg, which is powered by a low-emissions quiet-operating 3-liter turbocharged direct injection (T-D-I) engine that has as much power but better fuel economy than gas-powered rivals.

It’s unfortunate that most Americans only see diesels as primitive engines that only appeal to farmers and truck drivers. What they don’t know is that diesel engines run at higher compressions, provide more torque, and its fuel gives more energy than gas.

Read the entire article 2011 Vw Touareg TDI may be the best way to get Americans into diesels

Volkswagen has recently launched a new set of aftermarket accessories for owners of the Touareg SUV to choose from. It is undeniable that the Volkswagen Touareg is one of the most admired and coveted SUVs currently on the market.

It has a stunning appearance and it boasts of a highly potent engine and plenty of engines that can suit everyone’s needs. Even the fussiest consumers won’t complain of what Volkswagen has prepared for them.

This model’s optionals list includes the new underbody protection kit for the Touareg’s front and the back. This kit has a two-tone color (black and silver) and it’s intended to protect the car’s underbody from solid objects like rocks or dirt.

Read the entire article Volkswagen offers range of accessories for 2011 Touareg SUV

Je Design gave the 2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid a tuning that enhances its appearance as well as its power. In particular, the car got a widebody kit, a lowered suspension (priced at EUR1,428) and a fresh set of wheels (aluminum painted in black). Je Design fitted the Touareg with a redesigned grille, new spoilers and wheel arches, a rear apron and a roof spoiler -- all built from Polyurethane (PU). This has a price tag of EUR5,355.

In addition, Je Design said that a custom exhaust system can be added, featuring stainless steel pipes 90 mm in diameter for just EUR595 more.

Je Design boosted the power in the 379 hp 3.0-liter TFSI engine in the 2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid to 440 hp (324 kW) and 630 Nm of torque while no tweaks were done on the electric motor. As a result, the Touareg can now sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.9 seconds -- 0.6 seconds faster than the stock.

Read the entire article Je Design offers package for 2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid

At the 2011 Qatar Auto Show, Volkswagen presented the Race Touareg 3 Qatar and the Touareg Gold Edition. The regular Touareg is already regarded as “one of the most sophisticated SUVs in the world” but for the Middle East, Volkswagen is offering the metal-packed SUV with 24-carat gold. The precious metal is found in both the exterior and the interior.

The gold-plated items include the special 22-inch rims, roof rails, protective guard strips, window frames, mirror caps and parts of the air intake frame, the “Touareg V8” badge and boot sill trim.

The vehicle is dressed in the “Magic Morning” color and its interior features 24-carat gold for numerous accents and switches, as well as a Luna trim, an Alcantara roofliner, and a Nappa leather seat finish that has ornamental stitching.

Read the entire article VW presents Touareg Gold Edition at the 2011 Qatar Auto Show

At the 2011 Qatar Auto Show, it appears that automakers are racing against each other to offer vehicles that can participate in extreme games. Volkswagen presented two special versions of the Touareg -- a street-legal incarnation of the Race Touareg 3 (dubbed Qatar) and the Touareg Gold Edition. The carmaker is offering a tamer version of the Touareg 3 that raced in the 2011 Dakar Rally earlier this month.

This version is capable of delivering 310 hp and instead of 16-inch rims, it now has a set of gold-finished 18-inch ones (from BBS), with slight modifications done on the body that allow the vehicle to be used on public roads.

The car is dressed on “Magic Morning” and it features golden “Race Touareg” side decals. A complete transformation was done on the interior. In fact, the roll cage is the only element that wasn’t changed. The vehicle has also been fitted with Recaro racing seats, a “Stealth” appearance, as well as a center console that displays anodized aluminum representations of the Dakar victories.

Read the entire article VW shows street-legal version of Race Touareg 3 at the 2011 Qatar Auto Show

Volkswagen Tuner ABT Sportsline has been working on a project based on the new Touareg that has only just started to arrive at dealerships. ABT, which has been a respected tuning firm for 40 years, said that the engine programs are based around the diesel version but that it offers tweaks for other versions too.

The Touareg is based on the same platform as the Porsche Cayenne but the tuner was confident that it can still boost its power further.

There are two stages for the engine program for the 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6. Stage 1 is a software update that pushes power to hit the 282hp and torque to 428 pound-feet. At Stage 2, the vehicle gets a new turbocharger that brings the power up to 310hp and torque to 450 pound-feet.

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Volkswagen announced today that the 2011 Touareg will be available as a luxurious Volkswagen Exclusive model. This means that the recently introduced SUV will receive a range of luxury features such as seats in a high-quality two-tone leather combination, decorative elements in real wood but also 19-inch alloy wheels.

Regarding the seats, these are offered in the two-tone leather combination "Nappa" as standard. The leather is available in the colour combinations Pepper Beige–Titan Black and Dark Burgundy–Titan Black. And this is not any ordinary leather, as Vw says this is the so-called "cool leather", which prevents the seats from becoming too hot in direct sunlight.

The leather seat system includes heated front seats with electric 12-way settings, electro-pneumatically adjustable backrest but also head restraints with longitudinal and height adjustment.

Read the entire article 2011 Vw Touareg Exclusive: full details, photos and price

Volkswagen’s new Touareg SUV that will soon be available in the US market will be offered with three engine options, including a hybrid. It will also get several new upgrades. The US Touareg lineup includes the Supercharged Touareg Hybrid, its first production hybrid electric vehicle. VW anticipates high sales for this model, which features a direct injection V6 gasoline engine coupled with an electric motor.

When running jointly, the output could go up to as high as 380hp and 428 lbs.-ft. of torque. In comparison, these figures are comparable to what a V8 offers but the new Touareg’s fuel economy is similar to a V6 (EPA estimated 25 mpg highway).

Next in the lineup is the 3.0l turbocharged V6 TDI Clean Diesel (EPA estimated 28 mpg highway/19 mpg city). Then there’s a 3.6l V6 FSI gasoline that provides a fuel consumption figure of 23 mpg highway and 16 mpg city.

Read the entire article 2011 Vw Touareg introduced in the United States

These are the latest details and images of JE Design’s tuning project on the 2011 VW Touareg. The tuning specialists of JE Design prepared a wide-body kit and upgraded the vehicle’s performance. Priced at €4998, this tuning project gives the German SUV a new radiator grille, new spoilers, wider wheel arches and a rear roof spoiler.

JE Design created the widebody kit to accommodate the Touareg standard version but it also fits designer packages including “Chrome & Style” and “Terrain-Style.” The vehicle is equipped with a new exhaust system with 90 mm dual tailpipes (priced at €599) and custom alloy wheels.

The complete wheel package will set the customer back by €5190. Single wheels can be yours for €690 each. For EUR409, you can ask for the 30 mm wheel spacers on the front axle and 40 mm wheel spacers on the back axle that guarantee that the wheel housing is optimally completed.

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Volkswagen has given the Golf, the Scirocco and the first-generation Touareg the R treatment. VW’s R models are the fastest, the sportiest and the best in its lineup.

The equivalent to this is the AMG for Mercedes-Benz and M for BMW. In Europe, VW’s big SUV is offered with R50 badges and it is powered by a 350hp, 5.0-liter V-10 TDI.

That model wasn’t sold in the US but it’s likely that the R version of the new 2011 Touareg will be.

Read the entire article New Volkswagen Touareg R to receive diesel V8, making U.S. debut by 2012

The teasing is finally over with the official unveiling of the Race Touareg 3, Volkswagen's new Dakar challenger. The new Race Touareg 3, which evolves from the Race Touareg 2 (the winner of the 2009 and 2010 Dakar Rally events), offers an awesome look and performance. The Race Touareg 2 had actually been the first diesel-powered vehicle ever to win the event.

VW made a few modifications to the carbon fiber and Kevlar bodywork and minimized the disruption to the airflow at high speeds. Several tweaks to the exterior were also made, including new LED lights, a new grille, window line, rear clamshell and wheels.

The Race Touareg 3 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.5-litre TDI engine that has been optimized for improved economy while still being able to deliver 300 PS and 442 lbs ft of torque (600 Nm).

Read the entire article Volkswagen Race Touareg 3: official details, photos and specs

After in excess of 1,000 kilometers (634 miles) through some of the roughest environment imaginable, Volkswagen's latest designed Baja Race Touareg TDI prototype victoriously rolled over the finish line in Ensenda, Mexico piloted by seasoned drivers Mark Miller and Ryan Arciero.

In the long 41-year history of the Baja 1000, it is the first time ever that a vehicle with ground-breaking clean diesel technology successfully participated in the challenging and brutally competitive high performance trophy truck class in the Baja 1000.

The Baja Race Touareg TDI discovered a faulty seal on the gearbox in the middle of the race that caused the unwanted replacement of the whole gearbox creating a great loss of time for the team.

Read the entire article Vw Touareg TDI Trophy Truck debut a disaster: finishes 13th
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