Volkswagon Touareg is well-built, spacious, equipped according to requirement and provides a comfortable traveling experience.Volkswagon Touareg share its usual PL71 platform with the Audi Q7 and the Porsche Cayenne. It has a 40mm longer wheelbase that substantially improves cabin space. The air suspension has five settings â€“ Loading, Sport Normal, Comfort Normal, Off-Road and Special Off Road.
The vehicle is provided with a superb Bluetooth system, fully powered seats with memory, a touchscreen audio system that doubles up as a screen for the reverse camera and dual-zone climate control system. It also iclude facilities like keyless entry and go, a massive panoramic sunroof, switches in the boot to lower the rear suspension for easy loading and a couple more that drop the rear seats to improve the large boot space.
The front seats are supportive, comfortable and well designed. Even the rear seats have plenty of legroom thanks to the longer wheelbase, and there is enough thigh support to keep you happy on long-distance trips as well. The seats slide as well to set legroom for increased luggage space. But, the Touareg is strictly a five-seater.
The suspension offers two modes â€“ Sport and Comfort â€“ and surprisingly, itâ€™s the Sport mode thatâ€™s more comfortable. When youâ€™re in Sport, the ride is impressively flat and the suspension is capable enough to absorb almost everything you throw at it. Itâ€™s only the sharp edges that result in jerks.
We can expect a reasonable 7.5kpl in the city. The special eight-speed gearbox also help it achieve a decent 11.8kpl on the highway.
The Touareg gets a lot of things right â€“ the engine is strong and refined, it rides comfortably and the handling is much better than what you could expect from a two-tonne SUV. It is well-built, spacious, generously equipped and is generally a comfortable place to be in. It does everything you expect of a premium SUV and, more importantly, feels expensive.