Thursday, October 19, 2006

Touareg V10 TDI Now on Sale in the US

As promised by Volkswagen, the Touareg's top engine returns in the US after a two year hiatus that involved the EPA. What makes the Touareg V10 TDI different from two years ago is the inclusion of a particulate filter which reduces emissions. As well, with the ability to use ultra low sulfur fuel, the Touareg V10 TDI now satisfies emission requirements in all 50 states. Just like before, however, the V10 TDI engine still produces 310 hp and 553 ft-lb of torque. All this while consuming 30% less fuel than conventional gasoline engines.

The Touareg V10 TDI comes with a bevy of available features that includes an in six-disc CD changer, navigation system, and a four-zone climate control. The Touareg also comes standard with 4XMotion all-wheel drive, as well as a list of safety feautres and driver aids.

The Touareg V10 TDI is available in showrooms right now for US$67,750.

Full press release and photos after the jump.

Source: Volkswagen of America


Ultra-low sulfur diesel engine complies with new emission standards in all 50 states; particulate filter further reduces emissions

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The 2006 Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI® – the first turbo-diesel light-duty vehicle in the U.S. market with a particulate filter – is now available in showrooms. The Touareg V10 TDI is a high-performance, ten-cylinder diesel version of Volkswagen’s popular luxury SUV. With an engine that takes ultra low-sulfur fuel, it meets the stricter emission requirements in all 50 states. A particulate filter further reduces emissions, making this Touareg one of the cleanest diesels ever.

The Touareg’s powerful five-liter, ten-cylinder engine boasts 310 horsepower at 3,750 revolutions per minute and offers impressive pulling power with 553 lbs-ft of torque at 2,000 rpm. The diesel engine consumes up to 30 percent less fuel than traditional gasoline engines.

Standard equipment includes six-disc CD changer, navigation system, Park Distance Control, keyless access, power height-adjustable telescoping steering column with memory, power height-adjustable front seat belts with memory, four-zone climate control (Climatronic), heatable rear seats and silver roof rack and rails.

The Touareg comes with Volkswagen’s 4XMotion™ all-wheel drive system, providing superior traction control. Standard equipment includes Anti-lock Brake System, Anti-slip regulation, Electronic Differential Lock, Engine Braking Assist, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Electronic Stabilization Program with brake assist, Hill Descent Assist and Hill Climb Assist.

The Touareg V10 TDI is available starting at $67,750.

All new Volkswagen automobiles come with 24-hour Roadside Assistance for four years with unlimited mileage, and new vehicle warranties, including:

· Five-year/60,000 mile (whichever occurs first) Powertrain Limited Warranty

· Four-year/50,000 mile (whichever occurs first) New Vehicle Limited Warranty with wear and tear items and adjustments excluded after the initial 12 months/12,000 miles

· 12 year unlimited distance Limited Warranty against corrosion perforation.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Rabbit, New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, GTI, Jetta, GLI, Passat, Passat wagon, Eos, Touareg and Phaeton through more than 600 independent U.S. dealers.

“TDI” and “4XMotion” is a trademark of Volkswagen AG.


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