Volkswagen Touareg 2011 offers more of the same

Volkswagen Touareg 2011 offers more of the same


Named after a slave-trading African tribe, the 2011 Volkswagen Touareg has been revealed, offering what looks like little more than a Golf-nosed facelifted version of the outgoing model.

Now a bit lighter than before, engine offerings for the 2011 VW Touareg are vague. There is mention of a 3.0-litre hybrid V6 and a 4.2-litre diesel V8, as well as a carryover 3.6-litre V6. The engines are mated to a gimmicky all-wheel-drive system with “low” mode and a pointless 8-speed automatic.

Other “innovative” new features include active cruise control, button-operated parking brake, engine auto stop-start system, nine airbags and auto-adjustable xenon headlights, none of which are exactly new ideas.

The 2011 VW Touareg will reach the GCC by August this year, to continue its sales struggle against its sister model, the Porsche Cayenne. Keep track of future UAE updates and prices in the Volkswagen Touareg buyer guide.

What do you think?

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Comments

  1. VW just recalled 200 000 cars in Brazil due to faulty bearings.

  2. The exterior design is quite an improvement over the previous model.

  3. nice sharp looks……..reminds me of 2011 GLK….but i like it though!!

  4. Afaq, funny you say that coz I was thinking the same, those sharp features did remind me of the GLK as well. Its good to see car manufacturers are slowly moving away from the generic rounded designs.

    Having a second look I’d say the’ve taken cues of the GLKs front and the Q5s rear.

  5. none of the features are new for its competitors namely the Q7 and porche cayene

  6. The Touaregs distinctive “front end” is gone making the 2011 look a lot more like a car.I would buy the 2010 model with the new headlights and 20in alloys and think this would be a collectors model in the years to come.
    When you drive a 4WD it doesnt have to look like a pussycat !

  7. Mashi > Lets hear some news on the Cayenne 2010!

  8. By the way this Touareg does look better

  9. The cynical, negative, unprofessional and subjective tone of this article is very off-putting. It sounds as though a pissed off teenager wrote it, full of biases. Was the writer having a bad day?

    I live in Palm Beach, Florida, and I see “status” here everyday in the form of Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Bentley… you name it, we have it… but “class” I see about once a year. This is what this Volkswagen Touareg 3 is all about. It has the world-leading German engineering pedigree, it stays clear from tacky, it is sober, understated, minimalist yet still good-looking and with second-to-none quality and excellent on-road manners and off-road capabilities… in short, it exudes know-how and class, two things Arabs with oil money are in short supply of it seems.

  10. That’s rich (coming from a yank). Saying some one other than themselves knows anything to do with class. Get a life Eric

  11. i TOTALY AGREE WITH ERIC…..

  12. BY THE WAY, TOUAREG THE BRAND NAME OF VW IT IS NOT A SLAV AS THIS MAN MENTIONED IT IS A NOBEL TRIB FROM THE NORTH AFRICAN CONTINANT LIVE FROM TRADING BETWEEN ALGERIA AND MALI….THGANKS AND PLEASE TRY TO LEAR HISTORY AT LEAST BEFOR YOU MAKE YOUR COMMENTS MAY BE THERE ARE A GOOD SCHOOLS IN PAKISTAN TO DO THAT MR,MASHFIQUE.

  13. Mashfique Hussain Chowdhury Author

    ^Maybe some good school will teach you English.

  14. Does it come with less problems and faults in 3-5 years time?

  15. HI guys,
    I am driving a touareg since last 2 1/2 years and so far It never give me any kind of problem.I almost done 140,000KM!!I found its a good car to drive on road and off road.The bad thing I felt is only the poor air conditioner.If that is improved i will seriously think to have a 2011 model.I strongly recommend this car.

  16. @max

    ever heard of a spell check?…. USE IT

    @eric
    as resident of florida you do know most of your “class” fortunes come from drug money?

  17. Resident of Florida, you describe VW as class, probably yes and probably no, but Arabs with oil certainly know class more than you…
    I wonder what brings Arabs in the middle of cars website….You have some psychological issue i guess!!

  18. @ max…… sombody misses lots of english classes…… i say get a tutor… :-\

    @ eric… nothing wrong with the article… you are just pissed off that you cant write the same…

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