The new Volkswagen Touareg – revealed in China in the Spring – goes on sale in the UK with prices starting from £51,995 for the new Touareg SEL.
The new Volkswagen Touareg was revealed back in March in China as a big, posh, range-topping SUV for VW, and an entry-level model for the VW Group SUVs which share the same platform, like the Audi Q7, Bentley Bentayga, Porsche Cayenne, Lamborghini Urus…
But despite being the lowliest of the group, the new Touareg is a car which could easily pass for something more expensive if it had a different badge, especially with its new Innovision Cockpit (not on all models) with its digital screens.
For now, you can only buy a Touareg in the UK with a 282bhp 3.0 litre V6 diesel, although you’ll be able to order a 228bhp version of the same engine later in the year as well as a 3.0 litre V6 petrol with 336bhp. Volkswagen are also delivering a 362bhp plug-in hybrid Touareg for China, but don’t seem to know when it will come to the UK.
The headline entry price for the new Touareg is £51,995 for the Touareg SEL, rising to £55,095 for the Touareg R-Line and topping out, for now, at £58,195 for the R-Line Tech.
Standard stuff across the range includes Adaptive Cruise, LED lights, Bluetooth and plenty of safety systems, with the R-Line models getting sportier looks, a panoramic roof, 20″ alloys and reversing camera, and the R-Line Tech boasting VW’s big Innovision Infotainment with its 15″ and 12.3″ screens.
The prices are not exactly bargain basement – they’re pretty much on a par with the more premium Volvo XC90 – so VW want to tempt you with a headline deal at just £499 a month for the Touareg R-Line, and the promise they’ll throw £3k in to the pot too. The painful bit is that you have to tip £10.5k in upfront too.
Whatever way you want to ‘buy’ a new Touareg, it’s now on sale at VW’s UK dealers.