Volkswagen’s flagship SUV, the Touareg

Volkswagen’s flagship SUV, the Touareg

For 2015, Volkswagen brings fresh aesthetics and additional features to its premium SUV, the Touareg. This second-generation vehicle enters the new model year with an updated look to complement its efficient line of engines.

With a starting MSRP of $44,705, the 2015 Touareg line-up offers customers a choice of four trim levels: Sport, Sport w/Technology, Lux and Executive. (The Touareg Hybrid is a stand-alone model.)

Exterior

The 2015 Touareg is differentiated from its predecessor by a refreshed, sleek exterior. Overall dimensions stay the same at 188.8 inches in length, 76.4 inches wide and 68.2 inches high, while key design elements include an all-new four-bar chrome grille. Moving to the back, the rear bumper features chrome accents, while triangular exhaust tips round out the overall look.

Additionally, the 2015 Touareg brings several new paint colors, including hues such as Black Oak Brown Metallic, Sand Gold Metallic, Blue Pearl, and Deep Black Pearl.

Interior

In addition to the exterior redesign, the 2015 Touareg offers a significantly refined interior. Building on an existing modern and luxurious layout, the cabin of the latest Touareg takes the premium character even further. The cabin’s new chrome trim and wood accents lend a clean, luxurious feel throughout. Two new interior décor themes are also available: Sapelli Mahogany and Engineered Ebony.

With seating for five, the Touareg features 56.7-inches of rear shoulder room and 36.7-inches of rear legroom. Additionally, the Touareg can accommodate 32 cubic feet of cargo and luggage behind the rear seats, or 64 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.

Powertrains

The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg is available with a V6 FSI gasoline or a V6 TDI Clean Diesel — and each engine is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

One of Volkswagen’s most powerful engines, the gasoline-powered 3.6-liter V6 delivers 280 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. The Touareg V6 has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.

Diesel models are powered by a 3.0-liter, turbocharged V6 that produces 240 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. The EPA-estimated fuel economy for the TDI model is 20 mpg in the city and 29mpg on the highway.

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To learn more about the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg, visit your local Southeast Texas Volkswagen dealer or log on to www.vw.com.

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