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Interior features Comfortable and convenient features of the Touareg

We think driving should be as relaxing as possible. So we give our cars a premium interior. Then we add a choice of great in-car entertainment and features like air conditioning to make every journey more comfortable and enjoyable.

For details on feature availability see the Car models page for full specifications.

Panoramic sunroof

The large panoramic sliding glass sunroof is 1,452mm long by 990mm wide, giving the cabin a bright and airy feel. The rear glass panel is fixed, while the electrically operated front glass can be tilted and moved back via 7 different positions to fully open.

Heated door mirrors

The door mirrors are electrically heated, eliminating ice and condensation build-up. They're also electrically adjustable, maximising driver convenience.

Rain Sensors

An LED sensor fitted behind your internal mirror detects the amount of rain on your windscreen, and adjusts the speed of your wipers accordingly.

Dusk Sensors

Detects light levels and automatically turns on the dipped headlights when the levels are low - for instance, when you are driving through a tunnel, at night, or when the levels of natural daylight drop.

Headlight washers

Designed to keep your headlights free from dirt at all times – so you can enjoy maximum visibility in all kinds of conditions.

Front centre armrest

The front centre armrest is adjustable and doubles as a handy storage compartment.

Climate seats

The active climate control function means you can enjoy optimum seating comfort, even in hot weather. It works by ventilating seats and backrests, as well as the side cushions, using high-performance fans.

Modular rear seat system

The comfortable rear seats are easy to adjust to suit each journey. So whether you're transporting bulky luggage or several long-legged passengers – you'll find the perfect solution.

Touareg In-car entertainment

Every Touareg is fitted with a RNS 850 radio system with CD playback and DAB as standard through 8 speakers. The RNS 850 has a 60 GB hard disk, 2 SD card readers, and a high-quality DVD drive with excellent picture quality – thanks to a high-resolution TFT monitor.

RNS 850 touch-screen sat nav

The navigation system has pre-installed map data for the whole of Europe with 3D city model for building silhouettes and detailed display of important structures. It also lets you control the system safely and easily by simply speaking your commands, without having to keep pressing buttons.

Touareg Dynaudio Sound

This extraordinary in-car sound system from the multi-award winning high-end Danish loudspeaker manufacturer Dynaudio features no fewer than 12 exceptional loudspeakers, all perfectly integrated into the interior - amplified by a 12-channel 620-watt digital amplifier.

Electric Tailgate

Open and close the tailgate automatically at the press of a button. You can operate it via the radio key, by a button on the centre console and on the tailgate.

Rear-view camera

The camera shows the area behind your car on the radio/navigation system display, offering you a clear reversing image with easy-to-follow guidelines. Superimposed graphic lines guide you to the optimal steering lock, guaranteeing fuss-free, smooth parking.

Front and Rear Parking Sensors

Sensors in the front and rear bumpers operate by ultrasound. As objects get closer, the acoustic warning signal becomes more frequent.
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Stylish features Explore the stylish features of the Touareg

Our cars are known for their classic design appeal, quality finish and impressive use of space. We always add a little bit of Volkswagen-style 'ingenuity' to every model.

For details on feature availability see the Car models page for full specifications.

Alloy wheels

Lightweight, stylish yet durable, they improve your car's handling and looks. Available in a wide range of sizes and designs to suit your individual taste.

Twin rear tailpipes

The Escape trim has round chrome trimmed twin tailpipes and the SE & Hybrid benefit from oval twin tailpipes with a black rear diffuser.

Rear tailgate spoiler

The spoiler is designed to integrate performance with design - enhancing sporty style and ensuring stability at speed.

Tinted glass from B pillar back

Complementing your car's stylish appearance whilst reducing the intensity of sunlight and heat build-up inside

Bi-Xenon headlights

The Bi-Xenon headlights mimic natural daylight and are more powerful than conventional lights. Static cornering lights give you a clearer view when going round bends whilst LED daytime running lights make sure you're always visible whatever the weather.

White instrument lighting

White instrument lighting adds a glow of sophistication to the host of little luxuries that distinguish the interior.

Leather upholstery

Vienna leather upholstery creates a high quality look and feel, while heated front seats enhance driver comfort. Options include luxurious Nappa or Alcantara leather seats with a wide range of colours to choose from.

Multifunction Steering Wheel

The exclusive design of the leather steering wheel symbolises the car's luxury feel and allows you to operate all your in-car entertainment such as radio and stereo system and use your phone while keeping both hands on the wheel.

Bi-Xenon headlights

The Bi-Xenon headlights mimic natural daylight and are more powerful than conventional lights. Static cornering lights give you a clearer view when going round bends whilst LED daytime running lights make sure you're always visible whatever the weather.
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Driving features Features that make driving the Touareg so enjoyable

We've packed the Touareg with a range of clever systems, from the latest electronic stabilisation programme to lane assist and rear view camera. So whether you're cruising down the motorway or manoeuvring into a tight parking space, you'll feel the benefits.

For details on feature availability see the Car models page for full specifications.

Overhangs

Driving off-road normally involves traversing steep inclines and descents, meaning short overhangs front and rear are critical. We've kept the overhangs as compact as possible so you can tackle inclines as steep as 45 degrees without worry.

Centre Differential Lock

When off-road conditions get slippery Centre Differential Lock transmits power to the wheel or wheels most capable of driving the car at that moment.

Hill Descent Assist

Driving up or coming down a steep, slippery slope can be challenging. The Hill Descent Assist function controls braking for you as your car travels down a decline as steep as 45 degrees. All you have to do is steer as it eases itself safely down.

Air suspension (Continuous Damping Control)

A low profile on smooth roads keeps the car close to the ground for better stability. But off-road the ground clearance can be increased up to 300mm to cope with the roughest terrain.

Off road capability

A combination of advanced off-road technologies such as 4XMotion* four-wheel drive with central Electronic Differential Lock (EDL), Hill start and descent assist control the engine speed to ensure you have total control when ascending or descending steep slopes.

4MOTION

Permanent four-wheel drive with Torsen gearbox provides improved fuel efficiency compared with a permanent four-wheel drive system when in normal driving conditions and off road when there is a loss of traction.

4XMOTION

4XMOTION system comprises of low-range gearing, centre and rear differentials that can each be locked for off-road applications and 5-stage control for the permanent four-wheel drive system

Side Scan (lane change assist)

When you indicate that you're about to change lanes, our Side Scan (lane change assist) warns you about other vehicles that are close or in your blind spot which could pose a danger.

Automatic Stop/Start

Driving involves a lot of stopping and starting, waiting in queues or at traffic lights. And while your engine is idling, it's using fuel. Our efficient Stop/Start technology eliminates this waste, cutting CO2 emissions and boosting fuel economy.

ESC

Our advanced Electronic Stabilisation Control has sensors that monitor the progress of your wheels so the moment they start to slip the brakes are applied to one or more wheels and engine power is reduced if necessary. Skidding is stopped before it begins.

Lane Assist

Lane Assist is like a friendly co-driver. If it senses your car is drifting out of your driving lane it gently warns you via steering wheel vibrations.

Automatic Distance Control

Working with the radar-controlled Front Assist traffic monitoring system, the Automatic Distance Control detects if traffic ahead slows down and automatically reduces your speed. If you are too close to the car in front, it will warn you with visual and acoustic signals, and then with a short braking jolt.

8-speed automatic transmission

Our new 8-speed automatic gearbox is lighter and extremely efficient, providing smooth, seamless changes whatever speed you're doing. It has a closer ratio than the traditional 5 or 6-speed transmission, meaning even quieter cruising, enhanced performance and low CO2 emissions.

Post Collision braking

Supported by the airbag sensors, the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System automatically initiates braking after the vehicle suffers a collision, and brakes for as long as necessary to reduce the speed of the vehicle to 6mph in order to prevent or minimise the severity of subsequent collisions.

V6 TDI

Touareg's new 3.0-litre TDI V6 engine produces 262 PS and 428 lbs ft of torque. Despite its substantial power and torque outputs the new engine is still capable of achieving 42.8 mpg on the combined cycle while emitting 174 g/km of CO2.

Area View

Four cameras give you a high quality overview - there's camera's in the bumper, the handle of the tailgate and in each side mirror. See oncoming traffic or pedestrians on blind corners. Area View makes driving safer thanks to the wide-angle front camera and superb visibility.

Power-assisted steering

Adaptive power steering actively monitors your speed and varies the resistance of your steering wheel depending on how fast you're going. We designed it so that you have the help you need when trying to negotiate tight spots in the city and the feeling of freedom you desire when you're out on the road.
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