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Volkswagen Touareg

Introduced as a model developed as a tri-lateral between Volkswagen (VW), and Porsche and released in 2002, the Touareg is a midsize, five-door, crossover SUV. As Volkswagen’s foray into the SUV market, the goal was to develop and assemble a vehicle that could the road like a sports To meet this fairly order, Volkswagen assembled a of more than 300 engineers and to helm the project.

Volkswagen Origins

Determined to prove its the Volkswagen Touareg ran the world gamut, participating in a slew of sport events over the decade. In 2005, a modified Touareg won the driverless 132-mile Grand Challenge, and for three in a row beginning in 2009, a Touareg the top prize at the Dakar Rally, an 500 mile-per-day endurance race annually in South America. races worthy of mention the Baja 500 and 1000, and the Pikes International Hill Climb, for a VW Touareg set a new division record for the time with a diesel-powered

Named after the Touareg of North Africa, the Volkswagen V10 TDI once towed a 155-ton 747 as part of a marketing campaign, it the most weight pulled by a car.

About the Volkswagen

The 2.5-ton Volkswagen Touareg is the heaviest hitter in the history of long and varied vehicle Showered with industry calling the Touareg the best SUV of the for 2003 and 2004, VW’s car thus far is loaded with and inventive off-road features help set it substantially apart its class competitors.

As the first SUV to offer two engines more than eight the Touareg V10 comes standard an air-suspension system that raises or lowers the car depending on how you’re traveling or the conditions of the Also standard are a sophisticated package that splits the evenly between the front and axle and an Intelligent Crash and system which automatically doors in a collision, disconnects the and shuts off the fuel supply and electric components. The Volkswagen assure the occupants’ safety by OnStar emergency assistance.

notable features include a towing capacity and an on-board navigation system that longitude, latitude, the position of the wheels, and a compass. The navigation also takes it a step helping drivers find way back to the nearest highway any off-road excursion.

Despite the Touareg’s obvious it’s become well-known for a few minuses as well: less-than-stellar economy, no third row seating, and an CD changer that’s located in the of the car as opposed to the dashboard.

Volkswagen Features

Available in four models (Sport, Lux, and Hybrid), the 2012 Touaregs all standard with a load of dual zone automatic control, power-heated front leatherette upholstery, an eight-speaker system complete with functionality, a six-CD changer, control, rear power gate, and satellite radio. for the Lux and Hybrid models include a system with rearview sunroof, heated side rear parking sensors, steering wheel and rear and keyless ignition.

Engine output across all trims include an eight-speed transmission, with three to choose from. The VR6 comes a 3.6-liter, gasoline-powered V-6 that 280-hp and 265 lb-ft of torque, a TDI features a three-liter, turbo V-6 delivering 225-hp and 406 lb-ft of and lastly, the Hybrid comes with a supercharged, direct-injection, V-6 combined with an electric generating 380-hp and 428 lb-ft of The TDI takes first place for the fuel economy with mpg city/highway.

All Touareg models with standard safety such as front-seat side and full-length side curtain stability and traction control, disc brakes, and hill-hold With a total passenger of five, the 2012 affords a amount of storage space both rows occupied at 32 feet, and another 39 with the row stowed.

Volkswagen Touareg Evolution

The initial generation made its debut in 2004 equipped the choice of either a 220-hp, V-6 or a 310-hp, 4.2-liter V-8. the V-6 selling poorly due to its lack of most buyers opted for the powerful V-8 engine, which a healthy 345-hp.

But the real Touareg of this first was the six-liter double overhead 48-valve, V-12 engine. only in Saudi Arabia and the V-12 produced 444-hp, from zero to 60 mph in only seconds. All engines during run were matched with a automatic transmission.

With its powertrains virtually over the next couple of the only significant changes to the Touareg revolved around the list of growing amenities. The cargo area got a slight boost, with its 12-volt getting an additional 103-volt certain trims had the option of a rearview safety camera, MP3 and a DVD-based navigation system.

In the Touareg was renamed the Touareg 2, but until 2011, when VW the label and reverted back to its name. 2008 also the end of its five-liter, V10 model from being replaced by the V-6 TDI.

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