2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2 Auto Review — Volkswagen Touareg

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2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2


Dan Lyons on 10.01.2007

Sequels and share the same problem. No how good the movie, how successful the they sit in the shadow of the originals follow. Lost is the ability to us by surprise. As with media, so motorcars. Volkswagen rolled out the generation of its Touareg SUVs in The new, 2008 models are in now. Touareg 2 is very but despite VW’s claim of than 2,200 new parts, more of a model refresh it is a clean-sheet makeover. And therein the marketing dilemma. In the Land of the Deficit Disorder, subtlety’s a sell. If it’s not a new plot, how do you get to pay attention to the sequel?



Happily is Touareg’s off-road prowess. 2’s numbers are nothing to get up on-literally. With standard, suspension, it boasts 28-degree and departure angles. The numbers to 33 degrees fore and aft with air suspension. Touareg 2 can climb a slope, traverse a lateral of 33 degrees, and ford water up to 20 deep (23 inches with air All Touareg 2s are fitted with drive, with off-road like a low range for the transmission and differentials. Electronic aids Hill Descent Assist and Climb Assist maintain a engine speed, allowing the to concentrate on steering through terrain without worrying the pedals. We’ve driven the edition on light off-road and the previous version on some of finest slick rock. all on just street tread, 2 is an eye-opener,

impressively capable. But, from the numbers, that’s a secret. Volkswagen’s research that just four of buyers got a Touareg because it had drive; only two percent it because they want to off-road.

Prices for Touareg 2 start at for a V6 model, $48,985 for V8, and $68,985 for Volkswagen estimates that 70 percent of its buyers will the V6, and will shop it against the MDX, Lexus RX350 or XC90. Touareg 2 will good in that company. for dollar, it’s as accomplished and a dual use traveler as anything in its The reviews on Touareg 2 are in and they’re up. This is one of those rare when the sequel is better the original. (www.vw.com)

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