All New 2015 Volkswagen Touareg – Debuts At Al Nabooda Dealership
The local dedicated dealership Al Nabooda Automobiles announces the arrival of new Touareg in its Dubai, Sharjah and Fujairah showrooms. Unveiled at the SUV world premiere in Beijing earlier this year, the new Touareg, has been redesigned to offer customers new front and rear designs, new technical features and a wide range of colors and interiors. The Touareg is one of the world‘s most successful premium-class SUVs. Within a decade, Volkswagen has sold around 720,000 units of the high-class sport utility vehicle; last year alone over 70,000 drivers chose a new Touareg, which combines the best of passenger car comforts and off-road worlds in one model.
The 2015-generation can be identified by the new front and rear designs and by its new colors. In terms of technology. The front-end design of the Touareg was completely re-developed. Especially distinctive are the headlights which are now larger; moreover, bi-xenon headlights as standard and the newly designed LED daytime running lights, available from the SEL package onwards. When the “Chrome & Style“ package is ordered with the SEL, there is a chrome strip on the next level, which continues into the side and rear body sections. Beneath this strip are newly designed fog lights that are coordinated with the new bumper design. At the bottom level, there is a new front spoiler, which perfects the aerodynamics of the underbody and the front wheels. Integrated between the exhaust tailpipes is a redesigned diffuser. Visual highlights in the area of the boot lid include the re-designed VW badge and a sharpened tornado line between the rear lights.
The new Touareg also offers an extended line-up of upholstery materials and wood accents – the “Vienna leather“: a fourth color, “Bonanza Brown“ (dark brown), is now offered in addition to the colors “Titan black“, “Corn Silk Beige“ and “Natural Brown“. In addition to these four colors, there is the elegant “Nappa leather“ which can now be ordered in the new colour “St. Tropez“ (light sand hue) and “Bonanca Brown” . Also new are the two fine wood accents “Sapelli Mahagoni“,”Wallnut” and “Engineered Ebony“.
The interior of the Touareg reflects an extraordinary alliance of rugged SUV elements and sophisticated premium-class elements including aluminum rotary knobs for the Climatronic system, running gear adjustment, air suspension, radio-navigation system, mirror adjustment and the air vent knobs which have been replaced by a new style of rotary knob – perfected both to look and to touch.
The V8 versions offer extra standard features such as 18-inch alloy wheels, the “Chrome & Style“ design package, comfort seats in “Vienna leather“, fine wood accents, electric opening and closing function for the boot lid, anti-theft warning system and a Keyless entry and exit, and engine starting system. all V6 and V8 models now come equipped with an automatic post-collision braking system (helps prevent a secondary collision in case of an accident), bi-xenon headlights and a coasting function. Also added is the Start-Stop Feature. 12-pin trailer socket The trailer socket boast an additional two extra connections via pins 10 & 11 enabling the new Touareg to supply the trailer with higher currents while the engine is running (approx. 15-20 A) for example when charging of trailer battery or for air cooler.
Fuel consumption reduced by up to six per cent. Thanks to extensive aerodynamic improvements (such as air inlet openings in the front of the vehicle, modified door mirror caps and new wheel spoiler), tyres optimization for low rolling resistance and standard 8-speed automatic gearbox optimized for low friction, Volkswagen was able to improve the fuel efficiency of the Touareg by up to six per cent. In everyday driving, fuel consumption is also reduced by an optimized stop-start system, a standard coasting function for the V6 versions (until now only available with the Touareg Hybrid) which means as soon as the driver releases the accelerator pedal, the engine is decoupled from the gearbox; this is also known as “coasting“– a function even possible at vehicle speeds up to 130 km/h.
Technical perfection. The standard steel-spring running gear has also been optimized in the new Touareg; improvements include more agile steering response and a gain in comfort. An air suspension is available as an option. Changes in the spring/damping unit have also resulted in optimized drivability of standard suspension.
The new Touareg will initially be available in the Middle East with both V6 and V8 FSI, a direct-injection petrol engines.