VW Touareg Altitude 3.0 V6 TDI Reviews | Volkswagen Touareg | Auto Express

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Verdict

This VW combines the and worst aspects of the Touareg. the bonnet is the pick of the engine The V6 diesel unit is well up to the both on and off the tarmac, and comes a huge cost saving its V10 brother.

However, most will be better off with SE rather than the top-of-the-range trim. Unless you like the bodykit, the cheaper, more variant is likely to suit 4×4 needs.

Times have never tougher for luxury 4x4s. concerns are putting gas-guzzling under the spotlight more ever before.

So, to keep its big in the headlines for the right reasons, recently revised the Touareg. In 949, we were impressed by the model’s talents – but the flagship Altitude trim, a more affordable, less V6 diesel, scale new heights?

We the previous-generation Altitude in Issue and its successor has as much visual It’s now established as the top model in the line-up, and the most striking is its bodykit.

With unique bumpers, skirts and a roof spoiler, the has never been more In fact, the lower bodywork changes the big 4×4’s proportions with less ground it has the stance of a large estate. styling additions include steel-finished twin exhaust and huge 19-inch alloy which give the VW the image it to tempt Range Rover buyers.

The Altitude also benefits the latest Touareg’s Eos-style grille and reshaped headlights.

the range-topper is fitted with a of equipment as standard. The Touareg’s still isn’t all that but it’s solidly put together, and practical. This model with everything from climate control to leather

However, to get the specification of our test car you deep pockets. Raid the list – which from a £325 tyre monitoring system to a £2,495 and bi-xenon headlight package and the figure balloons to £46,300. If you to the standard spec, the price of the V6 stays at £38,375 – £17,675 cheaper than its V10 big brother.

The good news is that the demands few compromises. Mated to the six-speed automatic transmission, its of torque pulls strongly in city traffic and at motorway The gearbox is the model’s biggest as it has a reluctance to kick down often sees the driver for the much sharper responses of mode.

Use all the available performance, and 0-62mph 9.2 seconds – 1.4 seconds than the V10. But the V6’s fuel economy and 278g/km CO2 shame the pricier model’s and 332g/km.

The lazier pace of variant also fits in far with the Touareg’s character. and body control are adequate for a mud-plugger, although the VW is no driver’s

No matter which engine you go the Altitude is fitted with the Touareg technology. A key safety is ABSplus, which cuts distances over rough by allowing a bow wave of gravel to up in front of a skidding wheel.

It ever be described as a green but the Touareg remains a practical and all-rounder.

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