Volkswagen has opened the UK order books for the third generation 2018 Touareg. Based on the Volkswagen Group’s modular longitudinal matrix (MLB), it is wider and longer than before, withamaximum load capacity of 810 litres (seats up) or 1800 litres (seats down) and a kerb weight of 2070 kg for the launch car.
The All-New 2019 Volkswagen Touareg range now comes with a 231 PS version of the 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine, in addition to the 286 PS 3.0 V6 TDI unit that it was launched with in June. The 231 PS version delivers maximum power from 3250 rpm to 4750 rpm, and with peak torque of 500 Nm from 1750 rpm to 3000 rpm, along with the same CO figure (173 g/ km) and the same towing capacity (3500 kg) as the 286 PS unit.
German tuning house Abt don’t waste any time when it comes to bringing out products for brand new models. In the time it’s taken most owners of these new cars to figure out how to stop the sat nav doing that annoying bleeping thing and got the seat set just right, Abt have already released a software package and wheel set for it.