Priced at Rs 58.5 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi, the all-new Volkswagen Touareg is ready to take on its rivals on Indian soil Volkswagen has launched the all-new Touareg in India. In its latest avatar the Touareg packs in a 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged diesel engine that develops 245PS of power and 550Nm of torque, returns a claimed ARAI mileage of 12.08kmpl. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The new Touareg is 41mm longer and 12mm wider than its predecessor and packs in a host of equipment to pamper its upmarket customer base including 14-way electrically adjustable front seats, electrically adjustable lumbar support for front seats, air suspension with electronic shock absorption, four-zone climate control, a premium multifunction display featuring a 6-CD changer with 8 speakers and park distance control. The interior is finished in Vienna leather and vavona wood inserts. Safety features include front and curtain airbags, auto hold function, cruise control, and brake assistance features such as anti-lock brakes, electronic stability programme, ASR and EDTC. The new Touareg features a permanent four-wheel drive system with a self-locking center differential. Arvind Saxena, Managing Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars said, “India is a key market for our overall strategic growth plans and we are sure that the launch of the best products will affirm our commitment to provide the latest technologies and high value to our Indian customers. The Touareg has been a well accepted car line in India thanks to its agile performance and off-roading capabilities. The new generation makes no compromise towards this and our customers can look forward to an even more exciting experience.” Priced at Rs 58.5 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi, the new Volkswagen Touareg will go head to head with rival SUVs like the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, BMW X5, Toyota Prado, Audi Q7 and the Porsche Cayenne.