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Prices revealed for revised VW Touareg

Scheduled to start first deliveries in November, the new model brings increased economy and more interior options along with a revised exterior.

Under the changes, the V8 and hybrid versions are dropped from the range, with two engine choices now being offered.

These include the previous 201bhp 3.0-litre V6 TDI, which now emits 173g/km of CO2, 11g/km less than before, putting it in a lower VED band than before, and also making for a 2% BiK tax reduction for fleet drivers. 

There’s also a higher-powered version of the 3.0-litre V6 TDI now offering 258bhp instead of the previous 242bhp.

Both engines are now Euro 6-complaint thanks to the introduction of a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system using AdBlue, low-rolling resistance tyres and a coasting function on the standard eight-speed automatic gearbox.  

The new Touareg features revised bumpers and grilles, new alloy wheel designs, new colours and bi-xenon headlights as standard.  Inside, the front seats now come with standard lumbar support, and there are two new optional wood trims and colour options.  An automatic post-collision braking system also becomes standard across the range.

Three trim levels are available: SE, Escape & R-Line.  

Standard kit includes 19-inch alloy wheels, RNS 850 satellite navigation with eight-inch touchscreen, DAB digital radio and Bluetooth, 2Zone climate control, leather upholstery, bi-xenon headlights, front fog lights, parking sensors and chrome roof rails.

The mid-level Escape model gains four-wheel drive system, 18-inch alloy wheels, underbody protection, black roof rails and a headlight cleaning system.

The top-of-the-range Touareg R-Line features an R-Line body kit with bespoke bumpers front and rear, sill extensions and wheel arch extensions, 20-inch alloy wheels, lowered sports suspension, LED daytime running lights and a panoramic glass sunroof.  There’s also bespoke R-Line seats and aluminium-look pedals, as well as a heated steering wheel, electrically operated tailgate and keyless entry and start.

An automatic post-collision braking system also becomes standard across the range.

Prices start at £43,000 for the 201bhp 3.0-litre TDI in SE specification, rising to £47,700 for the 258bhp 3.0-litre TDI in R-Line trim.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.