It may look similar to the first iteration but this car has had significant changes making it more appealing. The shape may not have drastically changed apart from the new front end but the changes go deeper, it’s under the skin where the biggest and most important tweaks have taken place.
Get behind the wheel and you notice that the Touareg is much more refined than before while the interior feels much plusher which should satisfy customers’ expectations and justify the price tag of the car much better this time around.
Our choice from the engine line-up is the 258bhp 3.0-litre V6 TDI diesel unit. The car maker claims a combined figure of 42.8mpg and 173 to 174g/km of CO2.
Volkswagen also offers a Hybrid version of the car, it too uses a petrol 3.0-litre V6 engine but also has an electric motor. Unfortunately the hybrid is not as good on the economy front as the diesel alternative and has a claimed mpg of 34.4 while it emits a whopping 193g/km. So, even if you want to do your bit for the planet you are best opting for the derv powered car. The Touareg is now a much better alternative than before.