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2011 Volkswagen Touareg in India : Price, review & Specifications

Posted by on Nov 07, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Europe’s largest car maker, Volkswagen is all set to launch its new sports utility vehicle, the 2011 Volkswagen Touareg in February 2011 in the highly competitive SUV market in India. Previous to it, Volkswagen had successfully launched its hatchback, Polo and made in-roads in Indian market. Recently, mid-segment sedan, Vento was introduced by the German car manufacturer. As per the statement of company, the second generation Touareg is 208 kilos lighter to deliver a better performance and fuel economy, approximate 20% more fuel-efficient than the existing versions.

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2011 Volkswagen Touareg contains a range of petrol and diesel engines, eight-speed automatic gearbox (optional), stop-start technology, 4Motion all-wheel-drive and advanced Stop-start technology of electronics that enables smoother drives in both on and off-road handling and dynamics. Volkswagen Touareg comes with the options of V6 petrol, V8 petrol and the V8 diesel engine. Volkswagen Touareg will come in different colors such as Shadow Blue Metallic, Campanella White (Solid Paint), Off-Road Grey Metallic, Reflex Silver Metallic, Galapagos Anthracite Metallic and Black Magic Pearl Effect.

A large sized SUV, 2011 Volkswagen Touareg will compete with Audi Q7 and the Porsche Cayenne. The newer SUV should have better sales figures if compared to the existing versions of Touareg due to it has more road presence than the older one. With a speed of 50km/h in the electric mode, the new Touareg has an enhanced fuel economy of 8.2 litres for 100km. The new 2011 Volkswagen Touareg car sporting the petrol engine will also feature all wheel drive with Torsen limited slip differential. The ABS, EDS, ASR, Hill descent assist with adjustment of the automatic gear shift point with an ease of a button are included in it. Expected Price of 2011 Volkswagen Touareg is Rs. 60,00,000.

Features of 2011 Volkswagen Touareg:

  • ABS
  • A navigation system
  • Traction control
  • Antiskid system
  • Curtain-side airbags and front-side airbags
  • Rear view camera
  • Power driver and passenger seats
  • Rear-obstacle detection
  • An uprated audio system
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Heated steering wheel
  • A power tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Keyless access/engine start
  • Heated rear seat

Specifications of 2011 Volkswagen Touareg:

  • Engine: Three power-trains are offered:
    • Conventional gas – 280-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine
    • Gas/electric hybrid – It pairs a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine with an electric motor for 380 horsepower total
    • TDI diesel – 225-horsepower 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6
  • Transmission: 8 Speed Automatic Transmissions
  • Dimensions: The 2011 model is 1.5 inches longer in wheelbase, 1.6 inches longer overall, and 0.5 inches wider than the existing Touareg

Photos of 2011 Volkswagen Touareg:

VEHICLE SUMMARY
Name: 2011 New Touareg
Model:
Car Body Type: SUV
Segment: D+ Segment
Top Speed: 201
Warranty: NA
VERDICT
For Great looks
Solid build quality
Against Small dealer network in India
Costly
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
Displacement: 2967cc, V6, TDi
Engine Type: Diesel
Maximum Power: 225 Bhp @ 4000 rpm
Maximum Torque: 510 Nm @ 1750 rpm
DIMENSIONS
Length: 1726 mm
Width: 1928 mm
Height: 4754 mm
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
Seating Capacity: 5
Tyre Size: 255/55 R18
Suspension: Independent double wishbone with steel springs
Steering: Tilt
Brakes: Front Ventilated, Rear Disk
Gears: 8 Automatic
Ground Clearance: 199.00 mm
Kerb Weight: 2312.00 kgs.
Fuel Tank: 100.00
Body Color Bumpers: yes
Tachometer: yes
Alloys: yes
ORVM Indicator: yes
Xenon Headlamps: yes
Trip Meter: 2
Headlamp Washer: yes
ACTIVE AND PASSIVE SAFETY
Airbag: 8
Parking Sensors: yes
Fog Lamp: yes
Traction Control: yes
EBD: yes
ABS: yes
ESP: yes
COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE
AC: AC
with Dual Zone Climate Control
Power Windows: yes
Central Locking: Remote
Remote Boot: yes
Remote Fuel Filler: yes
Rear Wiper: yes
Rear Defogger: yes
Rear Armrest: With Cup Holder
Streeing Adjustment
(Rake/Reach):
yes
Driver Seat Adjustment: Electric
Music System: Dash Integrated MP3 Player
Leather Seats: yes
Door Mirror: Both Side Electric
Tinted Glass: yes
Rear AC Vent: yes
Folding Rear Seats: yes
Sun Roof: yes
Buttons/Controls
on Steering:
yes
Auto Viper: yes
Auto Headlamp: yes

Video of Volkswagen Touareg (Top Gear) HQ from youtube:


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