The German automobile giant, Volkswagen is carrying out final tests of its SUV new Volkswagen Touareg in India before it is finally launched in the country soon. Notably, VW has already unveiled the new Touareg at the Auto Expo held in New Delhi last month and the Indian car industry is expecting the new Touareg launch anytime from now. The Rs 51 lakh SUV has stunning features of a robust SUV and the car has been acclaimed among best SUVs of the world. It is a close rival of Volvo XC60, Porsche Cayenne, BMW X5 and Mercedes M Class and GL Class. The new version of VW Touareg has been caught testing in Delhi by IndianAutosBlog reader Lakshay Mohan Gupta earlier this week.
It has been quite long now that reports of the new Touareg launching in India were around. However, the spy shots have started emerging recently which means that the car is nearing its launch. Also, VW has also invited some auto paparazzi to have an inside out test of the off road capabilities of the VW SUV in India. Though the launch was quite anticipated at the Auto Expo but somehow VW deferred its launch in India and had only unveiled it in India at that time. Though better late than never, the new Touareg is expected to land in India with a new V6 engine and is expected to start at just Rs 42 lakh which is less than the current price of the car. Besides, the new Touareg will continue to be brought to India through the completely built up car route and VW seems to have no plans as of yet to change it to the completely knocked down route.
Similarly, sensing the not so promising sales of this car, the VW dealers have reportedly asked the company to price the five seater version of the new Touareg quite attractively so that it can outshine its rivals. Currently, the Touareg is powered by a 3L V6 turbo diesel engine and has a maximum power of 240bhp and a peak torque of 550Nm which is quite enough for a SUV of this size.
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Source – IndianAutosBlog