Volkswagen Touareg

Volkswagen Touareg

Volkswagen UK added to its line-up the most fuel efficient Tuareg in its line-up: a BlueMotion version powered by a 3.0-litre V6 TDI common rail diesel engine which develops 225 PS and 550 Nm of torque.

The Touareg BlueMotion has a fuel economy of 34.0 mpg on the combined cycle (down from 30.4 mpg), and CO2 emissions are cut to just 219 g/km, down from 244 g/km. It sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 8.5 seconds and has a top speed of 126 mph.

Prices start from £34,150 on the road RRP for the entry level model and rise to £37,545 for the SE.

Press release after the jump.

Volkswagen is preparing its next technology: the hybrid one. It will not only be applied to small cars, the Touareg will also use it. A near-production prototype was released today, and if the production version will have the same performance will be pretty impressive: a 9,0 liters/100 km and a CO2 emission of 210 g/km for a SUV is pretty good, no?

Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid

Volkswagen will be implementing a parallel hybrid drive on the future Touareg V6 TSI Hybrid. This version of the SUV will have a high-performance, full-time all-wheel drive too. The V6 engine develops 328 hp at 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 440 NM at 3000 rpm.

V6 TSI plus E-motor drives fuel consumption below 9.0 liters The E-motor integrated between the V6 TSI and the 8-speed automatic transmission adds power of 50hp and up to 300 Newton-meters torque.

Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid

In so-called boosting – where requests for maximum power and torque (by kickdown or gearshift selector in “S” position) are supported by the engagement of both V6 TSI and electric drive systems – the powertrain briefly supplies a power of 368 hp and the maximum available torque increases to 550 Newton-meters. In this case, the Touareg V6 TSI Hybrid prototype accelerates to 100 km/h in (62 mph) just 6.8 seconds.

Press release after the jump.

The special edition Touareg Lux Limited made its debut today at the Detroit Auto Show. It is limited to 1940 units and will be the first edition on the most economical and cleanest SUVs to the US market: the new Touareg V6 TDI.

Volkswagen Touareg Lux Limited

It will be offered with the new V6 TDi engine, buth also with two gasoline engines: a V6 FSI 280 hp and a V8 FSI 350 PS. It comes with 20" alloy wheels, a styling package with special side skirts and customized front and rear aprons and a color lineup customized for the limited edition.

Volkswagen Touareg Lux Limited

The Touareg Lux Limited may be ordered in the exterior colors “Biscay blue”, “Black magic pearl effect”, “Campanella white” and “Galapagos gray” – the “Biscay blue” color new to the product lineup.

Press release after the jump.

Even the Germans know the best was to go 100+ mph over rough desert terrain is with a big honkin’ truck. Volkswagen unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show the Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck that will run the 41st Baja 1000 desert race in the SCORE Trophy Truck class. The racer is powered by a 5.5 liter V-12 clean diesel engine that produces 550 hp and 625 lbs.-ft. of torque.

Volkswagen Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck

The Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck features a wheelbase of 125 inches, overall length of 213 inches, width of 92 inches, an overall height of 78 inches and weighs 5650 pounds. This is a specialty race car, with an entirely unique suspension set-up. VW did not just pluck a Touareg off the assembly line and put it to use at Baja. The dimensions for the Trophy Truck are 16 inches wider, 10 inches taller, and 26 inches longer (13 inches more in the wheelbase) than the standard Touareg 2 SUV.

Press release after the jump.

Volkswagen will continue the US diesel offensive with the launch of the Touareg TDI model in early 2009 (it will be available in all 50 states).

The Touareg V6 TDI clean diesel is powered by a 3.0L, turbocharged six cylinder engine capable of producing 221 hp and an impressive 407 lbs-ft. of torque. The fuel economony is: fuel economy of 18 mpg (City) and 25 mpg highway.

Volkswagen Toaureg V6 TDI

The Touareg V6 TDI – shifted by a six-speed automatic – accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 8.5 seconds. Its top speed is electronically limited to 130 mph.

One of the most important technologies in the new Touareg is the SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) catalytic converter. This system converts nitrogen oxides into nitrogen and water.

Full details in the press release after the jump.

Volkswagen revealed the first details on the Race Touareg 2, that will be used in the ‘Dakar’ Rally 2009. The race will begin in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on January 3rd, marking the first time the race takes place across the South American continent.

The racers, powered by a 2.5-liter TDI diesel engine producing 280 hp, are currently under construction at Volkswagen Motorsport in Hanover, Germany. From there, working to a tight deadline of November 15, the support and service trucks plus parts and equipment needed to compete in the world’s toughest motorsport event will be transported to Le Havre, France, for scrutineering which takes place on November 26, before being shipped out to South America.

Press release after the jump.

Recent spy shots of the next generation Touareg revealed the SUV will offer enough space for seven-seats. It will also be sportier and have better fuel efficiency. Volkswagen will use more aluminum in order to reduce weight and save gas. The official launch will be made in late 2010.

The 2010 Touareg will be built on the same platform as the next-generation Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7, with a design inspired by the latest Tiguan.

The company will also offer a range of more fuel efficient engines, starting with a 278 hp 3.2-liter V6 gas engine and top out with a 344 4.2-liter V8. Diesel options will include 2.7-liter and 3.0-liter turbodiesels. All the engines will be matched with a six-speed automatic gearbox.

Source: Car Central

Volkswagen goes sailing: in collaboration with the world’s leading sail manufacturer, North Sails, the company unveiled a Touareg study specially designed for the marine life.

Volkswagen Touareg North Sails

The Touareg North Sails study is painted in "Campanella white" and fits the shiny 19-inch alloy wheels "Zaragoza"; all this next to the design "Individual" package perfectly in a marina.

The concept also features: fog lights, outside mirror and reflectors equipped with aquamarine blue colored lenses. On the interior: wood flooring panels outlined with LED lighting strips.

Touareg Stanley will make its penultimate stop at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California from 20 June to 18 July 2008. This is the place (in the Silicon Valley region near San Francisco) where the prototype was born.

Volkswagen Touareg Stanley on display in Silicon Valley

Stanley was the first automobile to master the “Grand Challenge” for robot cars, gaining itself the reputation of a pioneering development project for autonomous vehicles.

The Touareg Stanley made a 212-kilometer race through the Mojave Desert amidst a field of 22 other competitors on 8 October 2005. The SUV drove through the deser with no driver and finished the cross line after six hours, 53 minutes and 58 seconds. Never before had a motor vehicle managed anything close to such a distance completely autonomously.

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If you liked the latest Porsche Cayenne by Hofele , then you’ll definetely like the customization kit for the facelifted 2008 Vw Touareg .

The new kit offers a fresh new look for the German SUV consisting in a re-designed front bumper, new hood, additional side sills, rear apron with integrated tailpipes, rear roof spoiler, bonnet scoop "Power Dome" and a rear door panel.

Volkswagen Touareg by Hofele

Also, new 22 inch alloy wheels and a new suspension kit ,which lowers the car with 40 mm, were added in order to make the car more stable on the roads. Price of the kit: around 1,500 euros.

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