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New VW Touareg range priced in the UK; order books now open; first deliveries in October
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15 June 2010

The new Volkswagen Touareg will cost from £38,255 in the UK, the company has confirmed.

The new Touareg is more than 200kg lighter than the outgoing model, despite an increase in length of 20mm. VW also claims the range is now 20 per cent more efficient.

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Three powertrains will be available in the UK: the 237bhp 3.0-litre V6 TDI, the 335bhp 4.2-litre V8 TDI and the 375bhp petrol-electric 3.0-litre TSI Hybrid. All models come equipped with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

In £38,255 entry-level SE guise, the V6 TDI model has combined fuel economy of 38.2mpg and CO2 emissions of 195g/km. By comparison, the £54,995 Hybrid has fuel economy of 34.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 193g/km.

VW expects the entry-level model to be the biggest seller.

Standard equipment includes leather seats, a touchscreen sat-nav with DAB radio and burr walnut interior trim.

The car is now available to order in the UK and the first examples will be delivered to customers in October. The order books for the Hybrid open next month.

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lilianna 4 April 2014

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Obviously, the cost of hydrogen matters, but the environmental impact of hydrogen production also matters.
nicksheele 17 June 2010

Re: VW Touareg from £38,225

marj wrote:

nicksheele wrote:

Maj1c wrote:
Why choose a RR Sport, surely a Discovery is a better measure?

I hate to break this to you, but the RR sport and the Discovery are the same mechanically, just wearing different threads.

If, as I maintain, the for off-road set-up Touareg Escape would piss all over a RR Sport, why wouldn't it piss all over a identically chassised and powertrained Disco? If anything the Disco would be worse than the RR Sport as it's slightly heavier and slightly higher centred of gravity. The approach and departure angles of the two vehicles, in off-road settings, are almost identical.

[to quote] I hate to break it to you but regardless of being from the same basic underpinnings, they relate to very different markets.

Disco - Touareg, XC90, X5

RR Sport - Cayman, ML

RR - Cayman Turbo, GL

You are basically saying that an S3 cannot be any good because it is a bog standard Golf underneath (which it mostly is). Which i am sure you will understand. Incidentally, Porsche are SO proud of their car's off road abilities that they make virtually no point of it in their marketing, and I am still searching for approach and departure angles in their material. You're also comparing the Touareg Escape vs standard RR Sport, it's a bit like a Megane R32 Sport vs a Golf 1.2 TSi. Of course the Megane would p*ss all over the Golf.

10/10 for effort, 1/10 for accuracy. You must learn to differentiate your Caymans from your Cayennes.

marj 17 June 2010

Re: VW Touareg from £38,225

nicksheele wrote:

Maj1c wrote:
Why choose a RR Sport, surely a Discovery is a better measure?

I hate to break this to you, but the RR sport and the Discovery are the same mechanically, just wearing different threads.

If, as I maintain, the for off-road set-up Touareg Escape would piss all over a RR Sport, why wouldn't it piss all over a identically chassised and powertrained Disco? If anything the Disco would be worse than the RR Sport as it's slightly heavier and slightly higher centred of gravity. The approach and departure angles of the two vehicles, in off-road settings, are almost identical.

[to quote] I hate to break it to you but regardless of being from the same basic underpinnings, they relate to very different markets.

Disco - Touareg, XC90, X5

RR Sport - Cayman, ML

RR - Cayman Turbo, GL

You are basically saying that an S3 cannot be any good because it is a bog standard Golf underneath (which it mostly is). Which i am sure you will understand. Incidentally, Porsche are SO proud of their car's off road abilities that they make virtually no point of it in their marketing, and I am still searching for approach and departure angles in their material. You're also comparing the Touareg Escape vs standard RR Sport, it's a bit like a Megane R32 Sport vs a Golf 1.2 TSi. Of course the Megane would p*ss all over the Golf.

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