2010 Volkswagen Touareg Clean Diesel TDI. Click image to enlarge
2010 Volkswagen Touareg Clean Diesel TDI
Montreal, Quebec – Volkswagen has introduced the 2009 Touareg TDI Clean Diesel at the Montreal International Auto Show, which it said is one of the most fuel-efficient and cleanest SUVs in the world. The new model goes on sale in June.
Producing 221 horsepower and 407 lb-ft of torque from its turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine, the Touareg TDI Clean Diesel fulfills the strictest emissions standards in the world. It joins the 2009 Jetta TDI Clean Diesels, launched last September, as part of Volkswagen’s strategy to provide Canadian consumers with affordable, alternative fuel technologies. The Touareg, with permanent all-wheel drive, will have fuel economy ratings of 11.9 L/100 km in the city, and 8.0 L/100 km in highway driving.
The model features a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) catalytic converter, one of the first SUVs in the world with such a system, which reduces nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by up to 90 per cent.