Volkswagen Touareg SUV Review How Does The VW Touareg Handle Off Road and On? — Volkswagen Touareg I

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Volkswagen Touareg I

A Radical New SUV

The Touareg, Volkswagon’s new sports utility vehicle, an attempt to attract a more group of buyers to the Volkswagen #150; buyers who might be tempted by Mercedes Benz. the company calls the Touareg of the most important new vehicle in VW history.#148;

Equally comfortable over Buick-sized boulders in the of Utah as it is hurtling down the at 130 mph (really!), the Touareg represents a in sports utility design luxury, high performance and off-road capability in a single, extraordinary package.

It has the new VW Phaeton#146;s stance, which is accentuated by big fender flares and muscular Combined with exceptionally front and rear overhang, it like it will go anywhere. And as we out in Utah, it darn near

While new design trails blazed, from most the Touareg offers generic SUV with familiar VW markings. it#146;s loaded with features almost unimaginable in a car even a few years ago, a completely new self-supporting body.

The is distinct, the supporting framework and the structure form an inseparable This provides superior rigidity, which lends not high speed stability but severely limits the amount of or flex experienced in extreme situations.

The Touareg#146;s design incorporates static and dynamic rigidity stiffness). To illustrate: An Audi A8 which provides a comfortable and ride at very high has a stiffness rating of 42 hz. The BMW X5 #150; considered to be the best handling SUV in the #150; has a rating of 35hz. The has a rating of 40hz. This it should handle better an X5 and almost as well as an A8 sedan. a typical SUV has a stiffness rating of 22 25hz.

The Touareg#146;s all-round capability is nothing short of Besides sports sedan-like stiffness, all Touaregs come 4Xmotion — VW#146;s 4WD, which includes low gearing and adaptive torque An automatic center lock is standard. A rear-locking differential, for serious off-roading, is optional.

Official EPA fuel economy With the V6, 15/20mpg (15.7/10.8l/100km) and the V8, 14/18mpg (17.3/11.8/100km). Towing is 7,700 lbs with either

Volkswagen Touareg I

A Hulk-like, 5.0L V10 TDI diesel be available in 2004. In its European it produces 303hp and an astounding of torque. This engine raves in Europe and it#146;s not to see why. First of all, everything you think you know diesels. This diesel is This diesel can push the to 150 mph and 25 mpg, although not, at the same time.

While it’s currently in Europe, VW doesn’t rule out the that its 5 cylinder, 2.5L with 172hp and (gasp!) 400 of torque, could be an option for America late in ’05. VW has that the all-round performance on the diesel is similar to the 4.2L V8 engine #150; except two to three times more I#146;m waiting for this

Returning to our base in Salt City from Park on the highway portion of our road I pushed the Touareg hard to make my driving partner on the twisty mountain back I was able to take very corners at speeds I wouldn’t thought possible. The Touareg like an Audi TT in these

Later, running at about in a pack of about eight on an empty stretch of freeway Park City and Salt City, my vehicle felt as as an A8 sports sedan. Before experience, I would never dreamt any SUV could feel so on the highway at that speed.

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