On the luxury SUV market there are quite a few cars that are worth buying. The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg is one of those cars, offering great luxury, good on-road performance and better than average off-road performance. It is also one of the most affordable European luxury SUVs and also one of the better looking.
Unlike the previous model, the new car will be based on a unibody chassis rather than the old body on frame construction. This means there will be more interior space, better on-road performance and also lower fuel consumption. Furthermore, thanks to the fact that it shares its platform with other sports SUVs like the Cayenne is means that it will inherit some of their engines.
2015 Volkswagen Touareg
Price for the new model is going to start at slightly more than $44.000 which is almost $10.000 less than offer from Porsche that also uses this same platform. This doesn’t mean though that it is worse than it, but the exact opposite. It offers very good value for money and thanks to a nice selection of engines, very good performance also. It will be released on the market starting with the end of 2014 as a 2015 model.
2015 Volkswagen Touareg Review
Inside it will bring as standard feature things like satellite navigation system, a rear view camera, a climate control system that will be able to be upgraded to a dual zone automatic climate control as well as a premium audio system. You will also be able to opt for leather upholstery with aluminum, carbon fiber or wooden trimmings. Most drivers will be satisfied with this offer and will not need a lot more on the comfort side.
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Engine wise, the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg is going to feature 3 different engines. The base is a 3.6 liter VR6 that is capable of around 280 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. This is also the least fuel efficient of the three. The second option is a hybrid with a 3 liter supercharged V6 that is very similar to that of the Porsche hybrids. This is good for around 380 horsepower and as much as 450 lb-ft of torque when needed. Fuel consumption is outstanding for this at around 34 MPG on average as is its performance. With a top speed of 145 MPH and acceleration from 0 to 60 MPH in less than 7 seconds, it is one of the faster SUVs on the market. The third option is a 3 liter twin turbo diesel engine that is good for 240 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. It will impress you with its massive amount of torque and the smoothness of the ride.
Specs Of 2015 Volkswagen Touareg
All of these engines are available with an 8 speed automatic gearbox as their only option. This is one of the smoothest gearboxes on the market being able to be almost seamless in operation. The Touareg is available only with a four wheel drive system on all engines which is good but it certainly increases the fuel consumption for one or two mpg.
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Last decade was quite successful for Touareg and Volkswagen does not want to change much on the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg. From the company we could hear that they managed to sell about 720,000 units in the last 10 years and because of that they are not interested in changing things up a lot. Winning formula remains the same and this new model again comes as one of the best choices on the market.