Wednesday, July 30, 2008

2010 Volkswagen Touareg

2010 Volkswagen TouaregThe current Volkswagen Touareg is one of those inbetweens that never really panned out. It’s more premium than those in its direct class but it can’t compete with the likes of Audi, BMW, Porsche and Mercedes.

The new Touareg is due in 2010 and VW seems to have cleaned up the mid-size SUV.

First, it turned the SUV into a seven seat with increased efficiency by using more aluminum to lessen weight. The 2010 Touareg will come with a 208kW 3.2 liter V6 petrol, or gasoline, engine or a 257 kW 4.2 liter V8. Diesels are also on the table with either a 2.7 or 3.0 turbodiesel being offered. All are matched with a six speed automatic gearbox.

Additional details and images can be found at the original article. Our take? The Touareg seems intent on maintaining its inbetween spot between the true luxury SUVs and the less expensive competitors. Maybe VW's trying to carve a new niche? We don’t know…. The middle is not necessarily a good spot.

Source: automotive

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What you like or dislike with the Touareg is individual, but it sure can compete with the other premium SUV's.
Where do you find that the Touareg III will be 7-seaters? As I have been told it will still only holds 5 seats!

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