VW has hit a winner with its Touareg since its launch, and we drive the 210 R Line version, stick around for a minute and see what it is like.
More than enough performance and dynamics to keep most drivers happy along with the luxury and comfort features of the R Line to allow occupants to relax in style.
The 3.0L V6 Turbo diesel pumps out a respectable 210 kW and a healthy 600 Nm at just 1750rpm. Driving all four wheels through the 4motion system and a ZF 8 Speed auto transmission. Its reasonably economical using around 8.8l/100k during our test.
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It is no slouch either running from 0-100km/h in 6.1 seconds about the same as a Golf GTi. However it’s as a long distance cruiser that the Touareg excels. It will accommodate 5 in comfort along with their luggage.
You have to actually drive the Touareg to appreciate just how good it is.
The Touareg 210 is priced from $108,490 plus the usual costs and is fully equipped in R-line specification.
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What is good?
- Performance, ride, handling
- Exceptional comfort
- Standard features
What is not so good?
- Have to go into screen for A/C controls
- Not a fan of transmission lever
- ACC not selectable
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2021 VW Touareg V8 TDI R-Line AWD
|Model Price||$136,490 MLP*|
|Engine||4.0L V8 TDI Twin Turbo|
|Drivetrain||8 Speed AT 4 Motion AWD|
|Power||310kW at 4,200rpm|
|Torque||900 Nm @ 1,750-2,750rpm|
|Safety||Five Star ANCAP|
|CO2 Emissions||198 g/km|
|Economy ADR||7.5 L/100km 90L tank|
|0-100kmh /Top Speed||4.9 secs / 250 kmh|
|Towing Ability/Ball||3500kg / 240 kg|
|Servicing||12mths/ 15000km 3 or 5 Yr. fixed Price|
|Warranty||5yr/ Unlimited km with 1 Yr. conditional roadside assist|
*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.
|Behind the Wheel||10|
|Ride and Handling||9|
|Fit for Purpose||9|
|Value for Money||10|
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