Touareg is one of the world's most successful premium-class SUVs. Within one
decade, Volkswagen sold around 720,000 units of the high -class sport utility
vehicle; last year alone over 70,000
drivers chose a new Touareg, which
combines the best of the passenger car and off -road worlds in one concept.
Now, Volkswagen is presenting a world premiere of a further advanced version of
the Touareg at Auto China in Beijing.
to a company statement, the 2014 generation can be made out by the new front
and rear designs and by its new colours
and wheels. In terms of technology, all V6 TDI versions now come equipped with
an automatic post - collision braking system (helps prevent a secondary
collision in case of an accident), bi-xenon headlights and a coasting function.
While coasting, the engine is decoupled
from the 8 -speed
automatic gearbox to utilise the car's kinetic energy on mountain
descents or in driving phases in which acceleration is not needed. Aerodynamic
refinements and the introduction of new tyres optimised for low rolling
resistance also improve fuel economy in everyday operation. The V6 TDI engines
of the Touareg were converted
so that they fulfil the EU-6 emissions standard that
takes effect in 2015 in Europe.
The standard steel-spring running gear was
optimised; improvements include more agile steering response and a gain in
comfort. An air suspension is available as an option for the Touareg; it can be
used, for instance, to increase the vehicle's ground clearance by up to 300 mm
in off-road driving. At higher
speeds (from 140 km/h), the body is automatically lowered by the air
suspension. Further developed was ACC adaptive cruise control with Front Assist
including City Emergency Braking (now with stop -and- go function).
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