Also available is Volkswagen's 3.0-liter, V6 TDI® Clean Diesel engine, which offers improved fuel economy, reduced emissions, and greater power versus a similarly-sized gasoline engine, and is an excellent complement to the new Touareg's athletic design. If a standard gas engine is your thing, you can opt for a 3.6 liter, V6FSI, providing smooth acceleration and all-around performance. On all Touareg models, you’ll have the benefit of all-wheel drive, thanks to 4Motion.
Complimenting the new refinements under the hood is a fully-revised exterior updating the Touareg to be in line with Volkswagen’s Chief Designer Walter de’Silva, producing clean, sharp lines and an aggressive stance. The Touareg is now wider and has a shorter overall height, creating an all-together more muscular appearance.
The Touareg's interior has also been refined, making for a better use of space for both the driver and passengers, as well as in the cargo area. The greater use of curves and further attention to details on the door and dash trim coincide with redesigned, full leather seating for five, and cross-stitching on all panels and surfaces. Both the front and rear passengers can enjoy greater legroom with the Touareg's new overall dimensions and fully adjustable seats, while the rear seatback can be folded at the touch of a button in the trunk, for more storage and convenience.
Though VW was late to the SUV game of the early 2000’s, when they arrived, they played strong, delivering the best SUV for the money. The 2011 Touareg is a perfect example of how they plan to set the bar even higher this year.