January 7, 2003

Volkswagen announces prices for Touareg

Detroit, Michigan – In unveiling its new Touareg SUV at the Detroit auto show, Volkswagen announced its base price will be $52,100 Canadian. The V8 model will start at $60,550.

VW Touareg

VW Touareg
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The 2003 Volkswagen Touareg, pronounced “Tour-regg,” will go on sale in the U.S. and Canada beginning this summer and come in two initial versions — one model equipped with a 3.2-litre 220 horsepower V6 engine and another with a 4.2-litre, 310 horsepower V8.

The V6 Touareg comes with standard items such as wood trim, eight-way adjustable leatherette seating, power glass sunroof, dual-zone Climatronic temperature control with rear seat controls, six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic, multi-function leather wrapped steering wheel, automatic rain-sensor window wipers, and alloy wheels.

The Touareg has a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system with ESP, automatic hill-decent control, low-range transfer case, and center differential locking. The V8 version provides an optional four-corner air-suspension with Continuous Damping Control (automatic height adjusting for all driving conditions), as well as standard center and optional rear differential locking.

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