Volkswagen Touareg

Volkswagen Touareg

When word surfaced that Volkswagen would create a sports utility vehicle, the cognoscenti were cynical. Then when Touareg appeared the environment was full of the sound of humble pie being eaten.

In a nutshell, the machine jumped right to the top of the list seeing off all rivals - the only real machine that may give a serious run because of its money is the Volvo XC-90, handling, performance, quality of ride, design and execution of the Touareg are beyond criticism - and also the V10 diesel may even take the fight to Porsche's Cayenne.

Having a power output about the high side of 313PS and sufficient torque to haul a freight train, the V10 machine's performance needs to be experienced to become believed -yet still returns wonderful gas mileage, and can potter along in traffic without a lot as a hiccough. Even the entry-level R5 TDi is a superb performer, balancing performance and economy that few SUVs can match.

Car Details
Body Shell: 
5 Door SUV
Engine: 
V6/V8/V10 Cylinder Petrol/Diesel
Gearbox: 
6 Speed Manual/Automatic 4x4
Price (USD): 
From $48,000
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