2011 Volkswagen Touareg Overview
With a new look, a large increase in efficiency, and SUV versatility, the newly redesigned 2011 Volkswagen Touareg is crashing the luxury SUV party.
Going on a diet is not just for you and me; dropping weight has proved to be one of the main reasons behind the reworked Touareg’s success. By adding a new eight-speed automatic transmission and shedding approximately 450 pounds, the second-generation Touareg handles better and becomes much more fuel-efficient.
The 2011 Volkswagen Touareg boasts one of two exciting engines: a 225-horsepower turbo-diesel V-6 and a 280-horsepower V-6, both of which are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard and fuel ratings are significantly up to 16-19 mpg in the city and 23-28 mpg on the highway. If you require more fuel-efficiency, then the all-new 2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid and its 375 horsepower will definitely whet your appetite. The five-seat 2011 Touareg competes with other luxury crossover SUVs such as the Lincoln MKX, Lexus RX, and Mercedes-Benz GLK.
It’s easy to see the changes made to the 2011 Volkswagen Touareg with the clean separation between it grille and front air dam. The Touareg also gets Audi-inspired LED headlights and taillights, while chrome accents run the length of the doors. Once inside, you’ll notice that the backseat has five more inches of length giving passengers more room to spread out. The rear seat also reclines in one motion compared to the several steps it took to stow the rear seat last year.
A standard 6.5-inch touchscreen DVD navigation system shows 3-D images with major landmarks, while a seven-inch multifunction display integrates a 60 GB hard drive. The interior is sculpted and adorned with leather accents. A start-stop button, electronic tailgate, ambiance lighting, panorama sunroof, and bi-xenon headlights are available features. The park distance control and Area View system, which utilizes four cameras to provide a 360-degree view around the vehicle, is also available and keeps the Touareg safe from dings and dents. A rearview camera, 12-way power seats, and 18-inch wheels come standard. Options include 19- and 20-inch wheels, Vienna Leather, wood trim, and a 12-speaker, 620-watt Dynaudio system.
The 2011 Volkswagen Touareg also comes with advanced safety features to keep you and yours safe. Rollover sensors trigger side curtain airbags when needed and antilock brakes as well as an electronic stability system with traction control are all standard safety features. The Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) automatically unlocks all doors, disconnects the battery terminal, shuts off the fuel supply and turns on the warning hazards and interior lights if the airbags have been deployed.
Experience refined style, performance, and efficiency with the redesigned and invigorating 2011 Volkswagen Touareg luxury SUV.