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25th July, 2011

Volkswagen Group Australia has released the new Touareg. The 2011 model year version will only be with us for a short while. That's because the MY2012 is due later this year.

The Volkswagen Touareg is a large SUV that offers a high level of comfort, sporty driving properties, good quality and even expedition capabilities.

While the new Touareg maintains all the virtues of space, comfort, refinement and off-road and towing ability which made the original model so popular, Volkswagen takes the model forward thanks to the use of lightweight construction techniques, more fuel-efficient engines and new technologies.

Clean styling draws inspiration from the design direction established by the Golf and new Polo – the new Volkswagen design 'DNA'. Despite being lower and thus appearing sleeker, the new Touareg is larger than the previous model. It is almost 50 millimetres longer in wheelbase, its overall length has increased by 144 millimetres, yet it weighs up to 90 kg less and is up to 20 per cent more fuel-efficient.

This efficiency is further epitomised by the standard fitment of a new 8-speed automatic transmission.

A choice of sophisticated new options is also available including an advanced Driver Assistance Package which incorporates a range of features such as Lane Assist, Side Assist and ProActive Occupant Protection System.

All new Touaregs will feature BlueMotion Technologies including brake energy recuperation and Start/Stop functionality.

Standard equipment across the range – nine airbags, ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, Auto Hold and Hill Hold Assist, ASR, EDL and ESP with active roll-over protection function, EBC and Off-road Function with Anti-lock Braking System (ABSplus) and Hill Decent Assist. Entertainment and technology equipment fitted as standard includes coloured Multi-function Display and Bluetooth® connectivity.

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Volkswagen Touareg Model Year 11 prices* (MLP*)

Touareg 150TDI 8-speed automatic $62,990*
Touareg V6 FSI 8-speed automatic $77,990*
Touareg V6 TDI 8-speed automatic $77,990*
Touareg V6 TDI 4XMOTION 8-speed automatic $82,990*


Metallic Paint $1,500*
Pearl Effect Paint $1,500*
Panoramic Electric Sunroof $3,000*
Air Suspension System (excluding 150TDI) $5,900*
Bi-xenon headlights with dynamic cornering and LED daytime driving lights $3,500*
Sports interior package (excluding 150TDI) $1,000*
Comfort Package (excluding 150TDI) $4,500*
Anti-theft alarm system (150TDI) $900*
Area view (150TDI) $2,500*
Area view (excluding 150TDI) $1,100*
20” Pikes Peak Alloy Wheels (excluding 150TDI) $4,900*
Dynaudio 620W Premium Audio System $2,900*
RNS850 Satellite Navigation System (150TDI) $4,900*
Driver Assistance Package $5,400*

NOTE: * Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.


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