New Volkswagen Touareg 2012 SUV At Auto Expo 2012 – Pictures, Price, Features and Specifications


Volkswagen showcased its technical excellence in terms of automobiles technology and design with its display of the Volkswagen Beetle Bluemotion and Sport at the Auto Expo 2012. Along with the Beetle, the Volkswagen XL1 Concept with 111 KMPL of mileage and compact form factor attracted a lot of attention. Apart from these two excellent small cars, Volkswagen also showcased their new model 2012 masculine SUV Volkswagen Touareg 2012 in India at the Auto Expo 2012.


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The V6 3.0l TDI engine with 245 PS is one of the efficient engines in the Touareg. In addition to having a fuel efficient engine, the new Touareg is now lighter and more aerodynamic thereby ensuring another step toward sustainability in the SUV segment.

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The Touareg is the very first SUV in the world to carry an 8 speed automatic transmission gearbox as standard feature. The 7th and 8th gears are laid out as fuel efficient overdrive gears, thereby reducing emissions and saving fuel. Striving towards sustainability however does not mean compromise on power. With a strong output of 245 PS @3800 rpm and 550 Nm torque @ 1750 rpm and an acceleration speed of 0-100km/h in a mere 7.6 seconds, the new Touareg is a powerful SUV.

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The new Touareg is now 41mm longer, 12 mm wider and comes equipped with 20 inch alloy wheels, roof rails, panoramic sunroof, bi xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights. The new Touareg comes standard all wheel drive and in the sport mode it tunes the Electronic Stabilization Programme (ESP) for off road duty , activates hill descent assist and adjusts shift points for the automatic gearbox allowing the driver to experience off road at its best.

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Safety continues to be uncompromising at Volkswagen and the new Touareg comes fitted with six airbags, electronic stability control including ABS, ESP, hill start assist and hill descent assist and safety optimized front head restraints with longitudinal and height adjustments.

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Volkswagen Touareg 2012 Specifications

Technical Specifications:

  • Engine Type: 3.0 liter V6 TDI
  • Cubic Capacity (liters/cc): 3.0/2967
  • Max. Output (Ps/kw@rpm): 245/180@3800-4400
  • Max. Torque: 550 Nm@1750-2250
  • Gearbox: 8 speed automatic
  • Drive Type: Permanent All – Wheel drive “4 Motion”

Exterior Dimensions:

  • Dimensions: 4,795 mm length, 1,940 mm width, 1,709 mm height
  • Ground Clearance: 205 mm
  • Turning circle: 11.9 m

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Volkswagen Touareg 2012 Detailed Features List In India

Detailed feature list of new Volkswagen Touareg 2012 includes:

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Bi-Xenon headlamps with bending light
  • Headlamp washer system
  • LED Daytime running lights
  • Front fog lamps including fixed bending light
  • Rear fog lamp
  • 20 inch “Metropolitan” alloy wheels (set of 4)
  • 2 rectangular chrome-plated tailpipes
  • Roof rails, Silver
  • Exterior mirrors electrically adjustable, foldable with memory
  • Automatic headlight activation with “Coming Home” and “Leaving Home” function.
  • Printed “diversity” Antenna
  • Light and Vision package for Memory Package
  • “Vienna” leather upholstery
  • Design package “Chrome & Style”
  • Multi-function 3 spoke leather steering wheel with controls for MFD and radio
  • Ornamental wood decorative inserts “Vavona” for dashboard, door trim panels and centre console
  • Leather selector lever with aluminum decorative insert
  • Reading Lights, Front and Rear
  • Backrest asymmetrically (40:60) folding by means of remote unlocking
  • Electric luggage compartment opening and closing
  • 2 cup holders in the front center console
  • 2 cup holders in rear center armrest
  • Two-piece front center arm rest movable, with storage compartment
  • 12-volt sockets on front and rear center console and in luggage compartment
  • Footwell lights, front and rear
  • Luggage compartment cover with convenient open – close function
  • Closed storage compartment on the dashboard
  • Carpet mats front and rear
  • Electronic stability control incl. ABS with brake assistant, ASR, EDL
  • Driver and front passenger air bag with front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Curtain air bag system for front and rear passengers
  • Side airbags, front
  • Hill start assist / Hill descent assist
  • Safety-optimized front head restraints with longitudinal and height adjustment
  • Auto-dimming interior mirror
  • Front & rear disc brakes
  • 3-point belts front with height adjustment and seat-belt tensioner
  • Three 3-point seat belts, rear
  • Electrically operated child lock for rear doors, operated at driver’s seat
  • Warning tone and warning light for front seat belts not fastened
  • Climatronic air conditioning with 4-zone temperature control
  • “RNS 850” touchscreen music system with MP3 player, FM/AM including 6-CD changer
  • With 8 speakers
  • Sound system “DYNAUDIO”
  • Glove compartment cooling system
  • Electric adjustment for tilt and telescopic function of steering column with memory
  • Electric windows front and rear, with comfort operation
  • 14-way electric adjustment front seats
  • Heated front seat
  • 3 position memory for driver´s seat, exterior mirrors and steering column
  • “Keyless access” including start-stop button
  • “Area view” including rear view camera “Rear Assist” and Park distance control
  • Adaptive cruise control ACC “stop & Go” with sensor – controlled emergency brake feature
  • Parking brake with auto-hold function
  • Remote unlocking for luggage compartment on driver’s side

Volkswagen Touareg 2012 Price In India

The new Touareg will launch in India officially in April 2012 and the price is expected to be close to Rs. 60 Lakhs ex-showroom Delhi.

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