The new model of Volkswagen Touareg will be offered with a 335 brake horsepower V6 petrol engine, the automaker has said.
The new model is due for release in the middle of 2019 and is expected to expand the Volkswagen Touareg SUV’s engine lineup.
According to Auto Express, growing the range beyond the two diesel options currently available will be the 3.0-litre V6 unit producing 335bhp, which is about 53bhp up on the current range-topping V6 TDI, and enough to deliver a 0-62 time which at 5.9 seconds, makes the petrol two tenths quicker.
It adds that fuel emissions for the petrol stands at 203k/km to 30g/km more than the diesel pair.
“Like the diesel alternatives, the new model will send its power through all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. A package which combines air suspension and rear-wheel steering — as used by VW Group cousins — the Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga — is available as an option,” Auto Express says.
“The Touareg is offered in three trim levels: SE L, R-Line and R-Line tech. Standard equipment includes 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, heated front seats trimmed in leather all round, and adaptive cruise control. The ‘Innovision Cockpit’, which combines a 12-inch digital instrument panel with a huge 15-inch infotainment screen, is standard on the top-spec R-Line Tech,” it adds.
The V6 petrol will go on sale in the first half of 2019, with deliveries due by the end of the year.

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