Crossover with off-road qualities of the new 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touareg second generation debuted in Munich, Germany at the beginning of 2010. In just a few years of production, and thus the operation, the current version of the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touareg sample year has earned a reputation as a reliable all-terrain vehicle, but, alas, is not cheap – for those wishing to buy a car in Russia the price is at least 1996 rubles..
Let’s try to understand a crossover or SUV in front of us, and that the Russian motorists are so fond of the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touareg. To do this, we need to understand the technical characteristics of the car (engine, transmission, suspension, all-wheel drive), to deal with the overall size and set the tires and wheels. At the same time pick up the color of enamel paint finishes, look at the interior and trunk, learn equipment and the price is, well, needless to arrange a test drive. In addition to the overview – photo and video materials, as well as an analysis of reviews Touareg owners.
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Traditionally, when you change generations of cars are getting bigger, are not spared this fate and the new Touareg. Body dimensions have increased, but due to the new exterior design looks more compact car and gather the predecessor. The front of the car with the headlights lighting head, the decisions in the corporate style of the company from Wolfsburg (rectangles with soft contours and LED circuits) and a narrow slit false radiator grille adorned with two chrome-rays. The sheer size of the front bumper cowl easily hosts the plane raznovelikie ducts, fog and “black eyes” adaptive cruise control are located on the bottom edge. Front Touareg became like his brother soplatformennika Porsche Cayenne.
Survey reveals the side of the rear-view mirror mounted on the sports Karovskaya legged courageously swollen wheel arches, stylish depression on large doors, side windows high windowsill, gently dropdown roofline and became the chip for 2018-2019 Volkswagen models a powerful rear rack, forming a monumental stern.
Rear of the machine – with stylish and beautiful shades marker lamps (LED stuffing), the huge tailgate (available as an option electric drive), not the modest size of the rear bumper with integrated exhaust nozzle and insert simulating diffuser. The whole body on the bottom edge, starting from the front bumper, wheel arches, sills, door panels, and finishing back – part gently and generously covered with a plastic protection. Restyling car looks noble and expensive, as befits the great German crossover.
- Recall body dimensions: 4795 mm long, 1940 mm wide, 1709 mm high, 2893 mm wheelbase, ground clearance (clearance) of 220 mm, with the off-road package Terrain Tech 230 mm. When you install the optional air suspension adjustable ride height from 159 mm in the loading position to a maximum of 300 mm in the mode Special off-road.
- The maximum angle of entry and exit is 30 degrees, the angle of the ramp 27 degrees surmounted, most overcome by 45 degrees angle of elevation and depth of the ford 580 mm (for the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI 4XMotion Service Terrain Tech).
- Shod 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touareg crossover, the wheel may be in the rubber 235/65 R17, 255/60 R17, 255/55 R18, 265/50 R19, as well as tires 275/45 R20 on alloy wheels with a different pattern, the size of the disks 17 to 20 radius.
- To paint finishes are available in various shades of enamel colors: black, white Campanella is, brown Graciosa, the Leaf silver, anthracite the Galapagos, dark gray V Dark Flint Gray, Gray Canyon, of Highland Green, Silver Cool Silver, Blue Night Blue, pearl black Deep.
Due to the wide use of aluminum and high-strength steel and light noise insulating materials could reduce the weight of the new Touareg in comparison with the predecessor to 203-222 kg. Its mass, depending on the engine and equipment ranges from 2035 kg to 2250 kg.
Salon SUV-crossover 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touareg welcomes its four passengers and the driver and noble quality finishing materials, ergonomics standard, a huge stock of space, weight chips are responsible for comfort, entertainment and safety. It’s a shame only that most of the functions and systems is offered as a high-value options.
The choice of finishing materials is impressive – a soft plastic with embossed leather, inlays to choose from (silver metallic, polished aluminum, walnut root, Vavona tree, Olivesche tree), seat upholstery and door inner panels of fabric or leather of different varieties, textures and colors ( Cricket, Vienna, Nappa).
Front seats five varieties – from simple mechanical adjustment, to comfort or sport electrically in 12 directions.
The instrument panel with 7-inch color screen in the center, two large and a pair of small radii, convenient steering wheel adjustable for height and depth, the stylish center console, a powerful floor tunnel.
The second-row seats with a margin for the three passengers, separate seats can be moved along the interior of 160 mm, the back change the angle of inclination (three positions). As an option you can order the electric folding mechanism of the rear row (management of the salon or on the part of the trunk). Cargo space is able to accommodate from 580 liters to 1642 liters with the rear seats folded. That’s just too big loading height, the owners of the crossover version, not equipped with air suspension, have high lift when loading luggage in the trunk.
Do not dwell on the initial equipment, only indicate that a vast choice of options: four-zone climate control, autonomous heating system, speaker Dynaudio Confidence (14 speaker 620 W), an advanced cassette player – multimedia system with 8-inch touch screen (CD , DVD, MP3, MP4, WMA, navigator), the system Area View circular view, heated and ventilated front seats, adaptive xenon headlights, parking assistant, tracking system for lane, active cruise control, launch control assistant uphill and descent from hill, rain and light sensors, the controller driver’s physical condition, and more.
Specifications of the new 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touareg years: in Russian crossover is available with three petrol and three diesel engines, as well as a hybrid power plant. Transmission for all versions of one – 8-speed automatic Tiptronic, suspension is fully independent (two levers, front wishbones rear), optional air suspension – pneumatic rack with variable stiffness of shock absorbers Sachs and three modes (Normal, Comfort and the Dynamic) electromechanical power steering, disc brakes, available ESP, ABS, ASR, EDS and the system will steer the rear wheels. Cars have four-wheel drive, but with different transmissions. For the Touareg V6 TDI off-road 4XMotion (positive locking center differential, an optional rear locking) with five off-road modes. For the rest of the engines a little more than a simple 4Motion (center limited slip differential Torsen).
- Petrol the VR6 3.6-liter FSI (249 hp) – to hundred in 8.4 seconds, top speed of 220 mph. The average fuel consumption of 10.9 liters.
- The VR6 3.6-liter FSI (280 hp) – up to 100 mph in 7.8 seconds, top speed of 228 mph. Fuel consumption in the combined cycle is declared by the manufacturer at the level of 9.9 liters. In the real world need to engine in a combined cycle of 13-14 liters of gasoline.
- V8 4.2 liter FSI (360 hp) hurricane acceleration to a top speed of 245 mph, the intermediate result at 100 mph – 6.5 seconds. To meet the stated nameplate data 11.4 liters in the combined cycle is not possible, owners talk about consumption of 15-17 liters.
- Turbodiesel V6 3,0 liter TDI (204 hp) – the weakest engine accelerates the car to 100 mph in 8.5 seconds and allows you to dial 202 mph, average consumption of 7.4 liters of diesel fuel.
- The V6 3.0-liter TDI (245 hp) – the dynamics of up to 100 mph in 7.8 seconds at a maximum speed of 218 mph. Diesel will appreciate, according to the manufacturer, the average diesel fuel consumption of 7.4 liters, in practice slightly higher rate – 9-10 liters.
- V8 4,2 liter TDI (340 hp) – catapults heavy car up to 100 mph in 5.8 seconds and accelerates to 242 mph. The manufacturer promises an average fuel consumption of 9.1 liters, but, alas, in the real world this diesel engine must be not less than 12-13 liters is not too active movement.
Hybrid 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touareg is driven by the power plant, consisting of a V6 TSI (333 hp) and an electric motor (48 hp). Hybrid shoots up to the first hundred in 6.5 seconds and allows you to dial 240 mph, fuel consumption on the highway and in the city is almost equal – about 8.5 liters.
Test drive VW Touareg : due to high-tech and brought to the ideal state of the construction Porsche engineers (Touareg is based on the Cayenne) on paved roads crossover rides fantastic. Minimal body roll in corners and stable behavior on direct, responsive steering, powerful engines, balanced suspension (elastic and comfortable) suggest a high technology Tuareg.
Off Road asphalt crossover SUV will be full, but only with all-wheel drive system and advanced 4XMotion adjustable air suspension – an excellent permeability. Versions with more simple 4Motion system will allow confidence to move on winter roads and easy terrain. Summing up it is safe to say that 2018-2019 Volkswagen has once again confirmed its high technical and technological level.
Cons shortcomings, disadvantages and problems in the Tuareg, of course, present. They can be summarized as: the high price of cars and the cost of the options, expensive tuning and repairs, apply only the original (and expensive) parts and consumables, maintenance of the car only to certified stations. Excellent slozhnokonstruktivnaya and the machine can not be cheap, and it is not recommended to serve in the field. The high level of sales model says that the Russians understand this fact and take.
How much: car dealers offer to buy the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touareg sample year in Russia for the cost of 1996000 rubles for the initial crossover packaging with 3.6 petrol (249 hp). Price the Touareg Hybrid, which is offered by official dealers, soars to 3240000 rubles. Also for the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touareg in a large number of features original accessories, including branded mats in the cabin and seats for children.