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    Thread: World Premiere: New Touareg Takes SUV Idea into Future

    1. 02-10-2010 05:10 PM #1

      Wolfsburg/Munich, GERMANY - Volkswagen is unveiling the completely redeveloped Touareg as a world premiere. It is the most technically innovative “VW” since the brand has been in existence. This Touareg is reinterpreting the fascinating multipurpose SUV idea in a contemporary way – thanks to a range of engines that are nearly 20 percent more fuel efficient and a large variety of new assistance and safety systems. The Touareg will also be the first and only off-roader in Europe by a German car maker to be available in a hybrid version too. It sets standards among fully off-road capable SUVs with petrol engines that have a fuel consumption value of just 8.2 litres fuel per 100 kilometres. The Touareg Hybrid can be driven up to 50 km/h in purely electric mode - emissions-free. Among the diesel engines, the Touareg V6 TDI with 7.4 litre combined fuel consumption now posts the best value in the segment of genuine SUVs. Both versions, the Touareg Hybrid and V6 TDI, are the most fuel efficient petrol and diesel SUVs ever built in Europe in this large vehicle class.
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      02-10-2010 05:14 PM #2
      Very sharp. I see some Cayenne DNA in the new shape.
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      02-10-2010 05:27 PM #3
      Looks Great [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] .

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      02-10-2010 05:40 PM #4
      Sold.
      380hp
      420tq
      460lbs lighter
      28.6mpg?
      I'll be selling the highlander hybrid very soon.
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      02-10-2010 05:49 PM #5
      Hmmm... will be very interested to see this in person.

    6. 02-10-2010 05:57 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by VWNDAHS »
      I'll be selling the highlander hybrid very soon.

      It's not your driving style that gives you poor MPGs, it's the gas pedal stuck to the floor!!
      LOVE the new T-Rex [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    7. 02-10-2010 06:13 PM #7
      Very nice, I am anxious to see what features will be sold in Canada, and what the towing rating and off road packages are really like?

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      02-10-2010 06:23 PM #8
      Very sexy! Damn, I wish I needed new big car (any car for that matter).
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      02-10-2010 06:26 PM #9
      Here's the T-3 in action on the sand dunes
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hs_m5yEED4


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      02-10-2010 06:32 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by TREGinginCO »
      Here's the T-3 in action on the sand dunes
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hs_m5yEED4

      This is the Touareg II according to the Germans. T2 is an American invention to make people think that the facelift T1 was a new model.

    11. 02-10-2010 06:34 PM #11
      very nicely done.

    12. 02-10-2010 06:38 PM #12
      I'm in love, I just wish VW would show the new vehicles in less bland colors [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      02-10-2010 06:39 PM #13
      Quote, originally posted by spockcat »
      This is the Touareg II according to the Germans. T2 is an American invention to make people think that the facelift T1 was a new model.

      Maybe I'll start calling it the MKII

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      02-10-2010 07:05 PM #14
      When can I buy one?

    15. 02-10-2010 07:33 PM #15
      That is Sexy. My 2007 might need to find a new home.
      No mention of a third-row seating option... What is the speculation? I thought the early reports were that it was going to. Doesn't look long enough to really fit one in with the rake of the back window.

    16. 02-10-2010 07:39 PM #16
      WOW! I think someone skipped the Audi part's bin and went straight to the Audi part's warehouse! All it needs is MMI and 4 Rings on the hood and you got yourself a Q5/Q7! With a little Pepper on the side !

    17. 02-10-2010 07:41 PM #17
      Could they have introduced it in a more boring color? Black? Silver or grey? SUV-requisite green or de-regeour brown or white? No. Beige.

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      02-10-2010 07:55 PM #18
      Quote, originally posted by 1956Oval »
      That is Sexy. My 2007 might need to find a new home.
      No mention of a third-row seating option... What is the speculation? I thought the early reports were that it was going to. Doesn't look long enough to really fit one in with the rake of the back window.


      There is no third row ---- as I have been posting (thanks to info from my sources) for about a year now.

    19. 02-10-2010 07:57 PM #19
      Yeah no third row! I can't figure out the demand anyways, where are all the families with 4-5 kids?
      Wonder when this will hit North America, and what options will make the trip?

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      02-10-2010 08:02 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by TREGinginCO »
      Here's the T-3 in action on the sand dunes
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hs_m5yEED4

      What engine is that Treg running? It is not a TDI, could it be the V8 or a 3.0T? Sounds good though!
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      02-10-2010 08:28 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by Golf R »
      What engine is that Treg running? It is not a TDI, could it be the V8 or a 3.0T? Sounds good though!

      It sounded like a diesel right at the end to me...
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      02-10-2010 10:03 PM #22
      Love the way it looks. Any TDI?
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      02-10-2010 10:22 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by 1.8Transporter »
      It's not your driving style that gives you poor MPGs, it's the gas pedal stuck to the floor!!
      LOVE the new T-Rex [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      Yeah i'm going to eat my words. 73,500e? Seriously? 3,500e more than the V8 TDI and 23,500e more than the V6 TDI? Yeah... no... if they bring this over and start it say, around 60k+ and tow some line about quicker than the R50 so it should cost as much or close to the V10 TDI than VWoA might as well leave it in europe.
      And no, i'm not doing a direct conversion but looking at comparables.
      Way way way too expensive. I thought $55,000 was a lot for a fully loaded highlander hybrid.
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      02-10-2010 11:39 PM #24
      if all is right that one in the video is the Hybrid...which is (don't qoute me) the 1st one we will see with the new styling. Again we won't know untill it is in the training centers or at the dealers. VW never says anything till then

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      02-10-2010 11:52 PM #25
      The Hybrid is already showing on the VW ordering system for 2011!!!

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