Rainer Zietlow to set records by travelling 23,000 km with VW Touareg

Article by Anita Panait, on August 1, 2012

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.

Zietlow will be driving to St. Petersburg in the style of former dispatch riders, aiming to deliver a letter from the Mayor of Melbourne to the top city official of the Russian City. Melbourne and St. Petersburg have been sister cities since 1989.

The new Volkswagen Touareg has improved dramatically, in both its engine power and its appearance. Its look comes from its new style and - related to this - an even more athletic layout of dimensions. Led by Klaus Bischoff, Volkswagen’s design head, the designers aimed to provide the Touareg with a considerably more sophisticated look based on the Volkswagen’s new design genetics.

This pertains to the new horizontal front end with distinct head lights as well as to the rear end, the typical Touareg look, and its unique night rear lamp design, and slimmer, sportier body. This resulted in an SUV with consistent visuals and enduring style that makes a quality mark, showing vibrant dimensions and poise, all while still being reserved, elegant, and stylish.

The designers specifically conceived a fully clear and outstanding vehicle that distinguishes itself from every angle and takes a self-reliant attitude, typically a Volkswagen and equally a Touareg that virtually every driver will immediately recognise. This is not a time to be overlooked in today's global market as there’s fierce competition with so many automobiles vehicles or automotive segments.

The new Touareg, more sophisticated with a perfect amount of reserve, pays tribute visually to sustainability by standing out as an attractive and recognisable styling statement. And this pertains just the same to the current horizontal Volkswagen’s front as well as to the slimmer and extended body.

Topics: vw, vw touareg, suv

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