There’s a good reason (or several, rather) that the new Touareg has been hitting all the right notes. Sporty, yet so very luxurious, the new Touareg is set to take Singapore’s premium SUV class by storm. Not only does it come with and an athletic new design and pioneering technology, it also features the widest range of assistance, handling and comfort systems ever integrated into a Volkswagen. Curious why everyone’s abuzz about the latest addition to the Volkswagen fam? Read on for more!
It’s got a futuristic new cockpit.
Taking a step into the digital age, the new Touareg is the first in the Volkswagen range to feature the versatile Innovision Cockpit. Fully-digitalised, the cockpit consists of the top-of-the-range Discover Premium infotainment system with a 15-inch screen and 12.3-inch Digital Cockpit. This ergonomically optimised display ensures that everything you need is always within reach. Just like a smart phone, the highly intuitive system adapts to the driver, making your driving journey a fuss-free ride.
The Innovision Cockpit also allows for intuitive control and maximum personalisation. Plus, it is further enhanced with the Head-Up Display with windscreen projection that allows the vehicle speed, warnings, and navigation information to be projected directly onto the windscreen.
It’s got a wider and more assertive design.
If you love athletic cars that are guaranteed to turn heads, you can’t go wrong with the new Touareg. It’s moderately wider (1,984 mm), longer (4,878 mm) and lower (1,717 mm) than its predecessor. This gives it a wider and more assertive look. But despite these improvements, you’ll be surprised to note that this stylish SUV weighs 106 kg lighter than its predecessor.
What’s more, its chrome solid grille on the front end seamless integrates into the headlights – serving as the broad shoulders of the precisely structured character. The wide shoulders above the rear wheels give the rear end a strong presence, further amplified by the LED tail light clusters underscoring the width of the Touareg.
It makes a statement on the roads.
The new Touareg lets you further strengthen your presence on the roads thanks to the addition of the IQ.Light LED matrix headlights with intelligent light modes and Dynamic Light Assist*. With this nifty system, drivers can benefit from greater illumination without dazzling other road users.
The LED headlights consist of a matrix of intelligent controls – individual LEDs are activated independently of the steering angle based on front camera images to illuminate the course of the bend before the driver turns into it. Including the various LEDs for surround lighting, daytime running lights, and elevated side lights, there are a total of 128 LEDs per headlight.
There’s more room for personalisation.
If like many other drivers, you’re all about showcasing your personality through your car, then you’re probably always finding ways to give your ride a more distinctive look. If so, you’ll be delighted to note that personalisation is taken to the next level in the Touareg. A total of seven driver’s profiles can be saved in the car where settings such as the air conditioning temperature, seat height, and driving profile can be personalised at the touch of a button.
In addition, white ambient lighting in the front footwell; door sill protectors; and light strips below the trim in the doors and dashboard give the Touareg the perfect atmosphere for every drive. Or if you’d rather keep things vibrant, a multi-coloured light with a choice of 30 different shades will set the right tone for any journey. What’s more, the front seats of the Touareg R-Line come with a massage function and ventilated seats for even more comfort on every journey.
The new Touareg features various assistance systems that make every trip a breeze. For instance, Traffic Jam Assist* enables the Touareg to be driven semi-automatically in traffic jams or during stop and go traffic by responding to moving obstacles and taking over the steering, acceleration and braking functions.
Similarly too, there are systems which ensure greater safety of driver and passenger such as Front assist with City Emergency Brake. Front assist uses a radar sensor to monitor the distance to vehicles ahead at speeds up to 65km/h. The system helps the driver in critical situations by applying the City Emergency Brake function to brake the car completely to a halt to prevent accidents.
Furthermore, the Side Assist system warns the driver of vehicles in the blind spot when changing lanes. In conjunction with Rear Traffic Alert, it aids the driver when reversing out of parking spaces.
It’ll give you a comfortable ride on any terrain.
The new Touareg is powered by an efficient V6 3.0-litre turbo petrol engine which generates an impressive 340 PS of power, and a maximum torque of 450 Nm. What’s more, it also comes with all-wheel steering* that improves driving dynamics and safety, so drivers can enjoy a turning radius comparable to a Golf! Not to mention the 4MOTION all-wheel drive system which provides optimum traction in various driving conditions.
Adding on to its repertoire, It also features 4-corner air suspension* which adapts the height of the car to various terrain, ensuring optimum comfort always. The new Touareg can be raised to provide 70 mm more ground clearance or lowered by 40 mm to make loading and unloading easier.
*Available exclusively on the Touareg R-Line.