Early reviews are going ga-ga for the new 2011 VW Touareg. The new Touareg is roomier, more powerful, much lighter and more efficient than ever before, and auto journalists are taking note.
When asking VW what was new about the 2011 Touareg, they answered “everything”, and they meant it. David Sweet, Marketing GM for North America, clarified the statement by saying, “it’s an entirely new vehicle, redesigned from the ground up”. What exactly does that mean? Well, for one, the new Touareg is a lighter, nicer, more curvaceous vehicle with a very tempting price tag.
Though it is larger than previous models, the new Touareg is far more nimble and fuel efficient thanks in part to a reduction in weight. The additional size translates to more roominess inside for passengers and cargo, while the available 4Motion all-wheel Drive allows for climbing 31 degrees of angle and an offroad driving program that tunes the ABS, EDS and ASR for maximum off-road handling and efficiency. Though it is bigger, it actually looks smaller and far sportier.
Inside, you’ll find excellent fit and finish, with upscale materials and masterful craftsmanship. The controls are well-placed and ergonomic, and the 6.5 inch DVD system, which comes standard, is easy to navigate and has a 3D view with major landmarks built in. 60 GB hard drive reserves 18 gigs for you to download media.
Things look great for when the 2011 VW Touareg hits the US market later this year. VW expects Americans will be delighted with the changes and improvements made to this already remarkable SUV.