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.
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.