With seating available for five occupants, the Touareg launched Volkswagen head first into the SUV market. Base models feature bulb headlights, leather-trimmed fabric seats, power accessories, CD player, air conditioning and ABS. Optional extras include Bluetooth, navigation, media inputs, sunroof, full leather upholstery, memory seats, xenon headlights, roof rails and memory mirrors.
In 2007, the Volkswagen Touareg R50 launched with 21-inch rims, sport-tuned suspension, multi-zone climate control and a unique exterior. In the same year, the entire Touareg range received a facelift that introduced a new grille, enhanced ABS braking system, adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring.
Base models are fitted with a V6 3.2-litre petrol motor mated exclusively to an automatic gearbox in GCC countries; manual boxes are available in export markets. Alternatively, more powerful V8 and even a W12 engine are available with the latter rated at 450 horsepower and able to reach 250 km/h and run 0-100 km/h in 5.9 seconds!
500 versions of the Touareg W12 are said to have been built with an estimated 330 destined for the GCC most specifically Saudi Arabia with the rest heading to Europe and China. No units were sold in the United States. The 500 units are just a placeholder as it’s unknown exactly how many units were eventually sold.
Diesel models are also available with various engine sizes including a V10 5.2-litre motor that provided enough torque to pull a Boeing 747 aircraft!
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2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Volkswagen Touareg in Dubai, UAE
In its second generation, the Touareg receives a brand exterior and interior. New options include Adaptive Cruise Control or ACC, lane assist, front collision avoidance system, adaptive air suspension and for the first time on a civilian vehicle along with all the standard and optional extras from the previous generation.
In 2010, Volkswagen introduced the Touareg exclusive which features exclusive two-tone Nappa leather covering each of the five seats, 12-way power seats, Chrome&Style trim, silver roof rails, 19-inch rims with optional 20-inch ones.
With the W12 engine discontinued for obvious reasons, the V6 and V8 are available across the range with the six-cylinder 3.6-litre engine serving as the standard motor. Both power all four wheels and are controlled by an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
In 2014, the Touareg received a facelift and standard models have enhanced once again with xenon’s added to the front end and reworked suspension. Non-standard features include upgraded adaptive cruise control, an uprated V6 diesel engine, automatic post-collision braking system and improved infotainment system.
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