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.
The optional ADC automatic distance control system was also enhanced and now includes a city emergency braking function. Under the hood, the entry-level Touareg is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 TDI that delivers 204 hp, while the previous unit that delivered 245 hp was upgraded to 258 hp.
Fuel consumption in the combined cycle for the 204 hp engine in a combined cycle is 42.8 mpg and 174 g/km of CO2 (previously 40.4 and 184), while the 258 hp model returns 41.5 and 178, up from 39.9 and down from 189 (provisional data). In the United Kingdom, the V8 diesel and Hybrid models will no longer be offered.
In order to achieve a lower fuel consumption, the Touareg comes as standard with low rolling resistance tyres, stop/start a further and battery regeneration systems