2019 Volkswagen Touareg gets 170kW V6 TDI option in the UK


New small-output V6 oiler serves as new entry point to flagship SUV line-up.

The new-generation Volkswagen Touareg has by now been on sale in the Uk for a whilst, and the firm’s British division has announced an added motor variant this 7 days.

Starting up at £48,995 ($85,397), the new 231PS (170kW) 3. TDI V6 turbo-diesel is effectively a decrease-output model of the 281PS (206kW) oiler that has been offered because launch in the Uk.

Peak power is accessible in between 3250 and 4750rpm, while 500Nm of torque is on tap concerning 1750 and 3000rpm. Regardless of the reduced outputs, the base Touareg retains its 3500kg optimum tow rating.

Generate proceeds to be despatched to all four wheels via an eight-pace automatic transmission, and a restricted-slip differential.

Volkswagen United kingdom will give the new engine variant throughout all 3 trim concentrations of its flagship SUV – presently recognized as SEL, R-Line and R-Line Tech.

All versions are outfitted with a 9.2-inch infotainment technique with satellite navigation, electronic radio, leather upholstery, LED ambient inside lights, steering-mounted paddle shifters, and voice regulate.

The ‘entry-level’ SEL receives 19-inch ‘Osorno’ alloys, complete-LED headlights with static LED cornering lights, along with LED fog-lights and tail-lights. Other highlights involve adaptive cruise management and autonomous unexpected emergency braking.

Meanwhile, the mid-tier R-Line specification delivers 20-inch ‘Braga’ diamond-turned alloy wheels, sports suspension, quad-zone local weather management, a sports activities system package, electric powered tailgate, and an automatic parking assistant.

At the top rated of the vary is the R-Line Tech, which gets a huge 15-inch touchscreen navigation process with on the internet route calculation and understanding perform for recurrent routes, 14-way power-adjustable front seats with memory, alongside with keyless entry and push-button start.


Volkswagen’s local division is anticipating the all-new Touareg to touch down in Australian showrooms in the course of the next quarter of 2019.

At this phase, a variation of the V6 turbo-diesel has been confirmed at launch, while a V8 turbo-diesel is substantial on the would like listing. A turbocharged V6 could be supplied regionally, as well.

However, Volkswagen Australia was rapid to rule out the plug-in hybrid version accessible abroad, citing its determination to all-electric powered models Down Under.

Keep tuned to CarAdvice for all the newest in the coming months.


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