Touareg like Golf, and how premium is VW's flagship SUV?
To be precise, like the Golf in the small-medium, it is about VW's proposal for prestige SUVs where is renewed wisely to remain competitive. However, as interesting as it is, and if the technical “detail” concerning its operating unit in terms of consumption scares you, in the end the German engineer refutes you…
Wich one diesel;
We thought we would travel with the 3.0 TDI, their gem from the past, and planned a mountain route. Let's “see” her too four wheel drive at frozen lands of Parnassos (the original thought) and at the time of receipt, distinguishing the indication “TFSi-3.0”, which betrays the 3-liter V6 with gasoline for more than 2 tons, we whispered: “Let's go for a nightmare” in consumption …
“Plug in,” added ST, putting our thought into relief, though we are still not convinced. To be precise, in relation to consumption, and we challenge this technology for the combination “national road with m.o.t. 140 km/h” and then, “svelte so we can go to Parnassos”so we can see what's going on there on such sunny days.
February, but climate change is a fact, as in our case is the evolution of modern hybrid technology. Which is combined with an engine large rollingwhich combines with the electric support via outletwith automatic box 8 relationships and four wheel drive.
the good news
… are about this Touareg being famously hidden in several layers as well. It could be same as one Cayenne the with a Q8/Q7, and the flagship VW at Porsche and Audi levels famously backs up its size. The fact is that it turns out to be charming in every type of use. In fact, it challenges you to take it and leave, while it covers you in everyday life, if you can handle its size in the city. It lures you from there and beyond, so that you can travel either to small Ray from her city or even more awayin the welcoming and also charming Greek countryside.
In the socket, beyond the tax trump, it turns out to be honest with possibilities of about 50 km in the city, and you will go even further, very close to its specifications, driving intelligently, in the modern way. The consumption of the engine on the uphills does not kill you, which annihilates it thanks to its engine, in perfect relation to the 8-speed gearbox, while it justifies you going downhill.
We hit his brakes and he exposed us, after they responded admirably to a vertical drop for 50 km, while we also gained 35 km of engine operation with the electric system. Staying away from chargers that you look for outside the city you won't find or, if and when, they are usually occupied…
The bad news
We can't get it, even if we follow the interesting suggestions of Avis for individuals and the advantages in taxation due to plug-in technology. This Touareg surpasses its BMW counterparts by being more earthy than X5while sees the corresponding “merks” with an advantage of its manufacturing philosophy. A special VW, as the Golf remains, that you love for its timeless value and honest operation in use. The simple way in a modern version, a VW project.
Behind its wheel you felt great back then, in the early 2000s, in its original version. You feel even better today, realizing his workshop in Wolfsburg, in the simple and honest way. The only tool, after all, that the European will face with many advantages storm Land Cruisercoming from the East to disturb.
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The history and the technicalities
By 2023 more than 1.13 million copies of three generations of Touaregs were all sold. The first generation was presented on 2002 and remained in production until 2010. In the second generation, the 2010a hybrid drive system was available, while in the third generation, which first presented the 2018combined for the first time with a plug-in hybrid system.
Here we are essentially dealing with the renewal of the third generation, which includes many technological upgrades. All versions are powered by 3 liter V6 petrol engines and oilwhich are combined with an 8-speed automatic transmission and transmission on all wheels. At the top is the R eHybrid version of the 462 horsepower.
In this case we are dealing with smaller plug-in hybrid version, with a combined output of 381 hp. The heat engine works 340 horseswhile the electric motor integrated in the gearbox delivers 136 horses and draws power from a battery 14,3 kWh. Thanks to their on-board charger 7 kW, charging takes 2.5 hours in a wallbox, while there is no DC fast charging option. The driver can choose between hybrid (Hybrid Mode) and electric (E-Mode) operation (with the possibility of maintaining the charge level or feedback from the gasoline engine).
The standard system stands out in the lights IQ.Light HD matrixa technological highlight placed for the first time on a VW model worldwide, with the aim of maximizing visibility when driving at night, especially when combined with the night vision system.
A young man sensor located on the ceiling integrated into the electronic control center, in order to improve the flexibility and intervention of the traction control systems. The test car had the extra Independent spiritual suspension on all wheels with electronics regulation of the depreciation level (with automatic and manual adjustment of the height from the ground), while the systems four address and active anticonvulsants offered as extra equipment on diesel versions. The engineer system four-wheel drive 4 MOTION consists of three differentials (the central one is Torsen) with torque distribution depending on the conditions up to 70% forward and up to 80% on the rear wheels. Through the rotary switch at the base of the console, the driver controls the Driving Profile system, with available programs: Eco, Comfort, Normal, Sport, Individual, Snow and Offroad (which even has the possibility to customize the individual options.
VW Touareg 3.0 V6 TSI eHybrid 4MOTION
SYSTEM MOVEMENT: b/k + n/k > MOBILITY (b/K): 2,995 cc > POWER (b/K): 340 hp > TORQUE (b/K): 450 Nm/1,340-5,300 rpm > POWER (the/K): 136 hp > TORQUE (the/K): 400 Nm > COMBINATION POWER: 381 hp > COMBINATION TORQUE: 600 Nm > movement: On the four wheels > KIVOTIO: 8-speed automatic > SUSPENSION FRONT/BACK: Multiple links > BATTERY: 14,3 kWh > MEC.xPL.xH.E.: 4,902×1,984×1,712 mm. > SILK: 2,903 mm > SPACE LUGGAGE: 665-1,675 liters > WEIGHT: 2,443 kg > 0-100 KM/H: 5.9 min. > FINAL SPEED: 250 km/h > WAIST consumption FACTORY / TEST: 2.2 /9.8 lt./100 km > BROADCAST CO2: 50 g/km > ELECTRICITY AYTONOMIA FACTORY/TRIAL: 50/53 km > CHARGING 0-100% (AC): 310/150 minutes (3.6/7.2 kW) > PRICE: 92,200 euros > MONTHLY RENT: 1,165 euros (+VAT)
*The listed price refers to a vehicle lease for 48 months, with 20,000 km per year and a first increased lease of 8,064 euros+VAT. It refers exclusively to the listed retail price: 92,200 euros. For more information, you can contact Avis at 210.6879.800 or visit MyAvis.gr to configure your offer.