February 6, 2007

VW Touareg gets some plastic surgery

The new VW Touareg comes refreshed with a "completely" new front-end and a better direct injection V8 FSI engine. The 32-valve engine produces up to 350 horsepower and 324 lb-ft (440 Nm) of torque reached at 3500 rpm.

2007 VW Touareg (front)

The engine is powerful enough to help the heavy SUV reach a top speed of 244 km/h (with air suspension), accelerating from zero to 60 mph in just 7.5 seconds. Being that capable, the engine still features decent fuel economy, consuming some 13.8 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers (that's about 21 mpg).

2007 VW Touareg (back)

On the exterior, the new Volkswagen Touareg features a redesigned corporate grille, reshaped bi-xenon headlights and new alloy wheels. Tail and brake lights were also slightly modified and now feature LED visual effect.

2007 VW Touareg (side)

The VW Touareg comes with new ABSplus anti-lock braking system shortening SUV's braking distance by up to 20 per cent.

2007 VW Touareg (engine)

2007 VW Touareg (interior)

2007 VW Touareg (dashboard)

See also: 2008 Porsche Cayenne features new engines, more aggressive styling

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