Volkswagen brings a revamped version of the Touareg SUV to Indian shores with a price tag of Rs. 58.5 lacs (ex-showroom New Delhi)

Friday 28 September 2012, 10:59 AM by

The Indian arm of Volkswagen, German automotive manufacturer and the original and biggest-selling marque of the Volkswagen (VW) Group, launched a new revamped version of its Touareg Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) in the Indian passenger car market on September 27, 2012. The company has planned to initially retail the new SUV via the Completely Built Unit (CBU) route in the auto market of the country. The 2013 Volkswagen Touareg features a brand new platform and comes trimmed with an array of new refined comfort and convenience attributes along with a more mannish exterior appearance.

Volkswagen brings a revamped version of the Touareg SUV to Indian shores with a price tag of Rs. 58.5 lacs (ex-showroom New Delhi) |
Volkswagen brings a revamped version of the Touareg SUV at the Indian shores

The company has tagged the new face-lifted SUV with a starting price of Rs. 58.5 lacs (ex-showroom price in New Delhi) for its base model in the Indian SUV segment. The 2013 Touareg SUV was unveiled at the 2012 Auto Expo held in New Delhi and the Indian car enthusiasts can now book the new SUV across all the Volkswagen stores in the country. The company has affirmed that the deliveries of the first batch of the new SUV will begin around first week of October 2012.

Expressing his views on the new 2013 Touareg SUV, Arvind Saxena, Managing Director (MD), Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, said, “India is a key market for our overall strategic growth plans and we are sure that the launch of the best products will affirm our commitment to provide the latest technologies and high value to our Indian customers. The Touareg has been a well accepted car line in India thanks to its agile performance and off-roading capabilities. The new generation makes no compromise towards this and our customers can look forward to an even more exciting experience.”

Coming to under the hood specifications, the 2013 Volkswagen Touareg SUV has been assimilated with a giant 3.0 litre V6 Tdi diesel powertrain, which churns out a maximum power of 243 bhp and delivers a whopping torque of 550 Nm. The impressive power-mill is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission system, besides the German auto maker has also installed a 'Start-Stop' function that ensures superior fuel economy.

The exterior appearance of the reworked Volkswagen Touareg looks nasty and mean while underlining the vehicle's dominance on any kind of terrain. The latest offering from the stables of the German auto maker has been laced with revised front fog lamps, fixed bending lights, roof-rails, continuously lit LED lights along with a panoramic sunroof, all of which puts the premium offering in line with the best-in-class products in the segment. Further, the interiors of the refurbished 2013 Touareg SUV look appealing and desirable, largely due to the sublime wood and leather trimmed finishing touches made on the dashboard, besides Vienna leather and Vavona wood inserts have been utilised extensively in detail. The new product will cater to a higher class clientele with its 14-way electrically adjustable front seats, air suspension with electronic shock absorption, electrically adjustable lumbar support for front seats, four-zone automatic climate control, park distance control and a cutting-edge multifunction display featuring a 6-CD changer with 8 speakers.

A whole gamut of safety and security attributes have been installed in the new Touareg SUV by Volkswagen India, such as Driver and Passenger side airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution System (EBD), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), electrically operated child-lock for rear doors along with warning lights on rear doors.

The Indian car enthusiasts can purchase the 2013 Volkswagen Touareg SUV in a number of exciting colour options like Pure White, Campanella White, Cool Silver Metallic, Night Blue Metallic, Deep Black and Galapagos Anthracite.

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