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Old 17th September 2012, 17:36   #31
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The first new gen Touareg has reached our dealership

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Old 26th September 2012, 20:09   #32
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VW launches Touareg for 58.5 Lakhs ex-showroom Pune.

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Volkswagen launched its next generation SUV Touareg on Wednesday at a starting price of Rs 58.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The SUV will be available in a diesel variant with automatic transmission.

The new Touareg is 41mm longer, 12 mm wider than its previous version. The SUV boasts of bi xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and a panoramic sunroof.

Touareg comes equipeed with a 3 litre V6 TDI engine that delivers a maximum power of 245PS@3800-4400rpm, the company claims. Touareg has a mileage of 12.08 kmpl, the company said.

The new Touareg has '14 way' electrically adjustable front seats and two piece front center armrest with movable with storage compartment. It comes packed with safety features such as Electronic Stability Control (ESP), ABS with brake assistant and driver & passenger airbags.

The SUV will be available in 7 colours: Pure White, Deep Black, Cool Silver metallic, Night Blue metallic, Graciosa Brown metallic, Galapagos anthracite metallic and Campanella White. Sales for the new Touareg will start from the end of September.
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A bit pricey deal, would prefer buying the Discovery 4 instead! It should have been at least cheaper by 3 lakhs anything above 55 is not worth it. Cant help it as the vehicle is a CBU. Not expecting it to get popular among buyers in any way. God save the premium range of VW!
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A bit pricey deal, would prefer buying the Discovery 4 instead! It should have been at least cheaper by 3 lakhs anything above 55 is not worth it. Cant help it as the vehicle is a CBU. Not expecting it to get popular among buyers in any way. God save the premium range of VW!
It is pricey no doubt, but if you are comparing it to the LR disco 4, you will not believe me, but it is for 82lakhs on road delhi.

The new touareg will not find many buyers an if some one is actually planning to buy it, well, DON'T!! It's just not worth the price and you will have huge bills starting second year of ownership

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It is pricey no doubt, but if you are comparing it to the LR disco 4, you will not believe me, but it is for 82lakhs on road delhi.

The new touareg will not find many buyers an if some one is actually planning to buy it, well, DON'T!! It's just not worth the price and you will have huge bills starting second year of ownership
Completely agree, my friend's touareg started giving problems just after 2.3 years of ownership and his car had just clocked 10k. He just sold his car and bought the XF-R a couple of months ago. The re-sale value too wasn't good. He just got 22 lakhs for his car.
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Completely agree, my friend's touareg started giving problems just after 2.3 years of ownership and his car had just clocked 10k. He just sold his car and bought the XF-R a couple of months ago. The re-sale value too wasn't good. He just got 22 lakhs for his car.
22lakhs is a good price, i might be selling mine at a similar price. I have spent bucket loads to keep it running till now.
Its a really good car, i want to keep it, if only someone could actually get down to fixing it. I send it to the workshop, they return it to me in the same condition (or sometimes worse) with a huge bill obviously.
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What seems to be the problems with the new Touareg? It can't be just exorbitant service-bills!

Your other options in the niche SUV segment would be the Q7 / Q5, the Cayenne and perhaps the Volvo XC60 / XC90. I can't imagine any of these being cheap to run / maintain.

It's going to be only a matter of time before VW begin to offer some tasty discounts on the Touareg so if one's really interested in it, waiting a bit would be a good idea.
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What seems to be the problems with the new Touareg? It can't be just exorbitant service-bills!

Your other options in the niche SUV segment would be the Q7 / Q5, the Cayenne and perhaps the Volvo XC60 / XC90. I can't imagine any of these being cheap to run / maintain.

It's going to be only a matter of time before VW begin to offer some tasty discounts on the Touareg so if one's really interested in it, waiting a bit would be a good idea.
It's not just the price of owning/running, it is the dis-comfort of owning a so called "premium" VW vehicle. They just want to target mass market with their polos an ventos etc. there is no doubt the products are really good, i also bought a polo and i don't have a problem paying the bills because it is a good car and i do get service.

But for my touareg, they told me they dont have the skilled technician in for today, and they will call him only when there is a touareg or a pheaton that beeds to be serviced. No inventory, no parts or even a trained technician is available to service their premium cars.

I love my touareg, i will still call it better than an audi Q7 or the likes. It drives better, it looks better and it's also much more comfortable. I drive it everyday and people get surprised when they look at the odo, it has clockef 70k already,i drive it that much. But there have been cases when i wasn't able to drive because it was in the workshop for a regular sevice and the car was returned in 15days. Yes, all it needed was oil change, proper checkup and a few filters. You don't even want to know how long i waited when they had to change the suspension.
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What seems to be the problems with the new Touareg? It can't be just exorbitant service-bills!

Your other options in the niche SUV segment would be the Q7 / Q5, the Cayenne and perhaps the Volvo XC60 / XC90. I can't imagine any of these being cheap to run / maintain.

It's going to be only a matter of time before VW begin to offer some tasty discounts on the Touareg so if one's really interested in it, waiting a bit would be a good idea.
Overall bro, the cars you mentioned have the exclusivity tag to it! Just a few days back I was out with some of my buddies and they called a phaeton Passat. Now, see the price difference and the products! Volkswagen now doesn't have that exclusivity which it had before. I would any day buy a Audi or a Merc it may not be as fun to drive as a VW but at least people would know that its Audi or Merc and at that price point I want that exclusivity.
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It's not just the price of owning/running, it is the dis-comfort of owning a so called "premium" VW vehicle...

...You don't even want to know how long i waited when they had to change the suspension.
That's too bad VSD. But good to know that you're enjoying the car overall.

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Overall bro, the cars you mentioned have the exclusivity tag to it! Just a few days back I was out with some of my buddies and they called a phaeton Passat. Now, see the price difference and the products! Volkswagen now doesn't have that exclusivity which it had before. I would any day buy a Audi or a Merc it may not be as fun to drive as a VW but at least people would know that its Audi or Merc and at that price point I want that exclusivity.
I know what you mean!

When you spend 70 lakhs (road tax + insurance + reg..) you'd expect some exclusivity in the product you buy.

But to be honest with you, if I had that kind of money to buy a SUV, I'd definitely consider the Touareg. There's something about its 'no-nonsense' and straight-forward design that appeals to me. It also looks inconspicuous and I like that in a car. Not that I don't like to draw attention, but I'm the sort of bloke who likes simpler designs. In a way, I'd prefer the lack of attention.
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Since the Q5, Q7 and Cayenne are based on the Toureg, am curious to know why only the Toureg is the more problematic of the lot ?

Have experienced VW service, I would spend a bit more on a Merc or BMW for better service and competency!
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The touareg isn't the only one with problems, audis/bentleys/skodas have all the exact same issues too.
The engine manifold will most definitely fail and you will find a yellow engine malfunction light in your odo. The same problem had popped in the superb as well, the previous gen 3.0 tdi model specifically. Bentleys too suffer with the same issue. Going by the trend, it just feels that the problem is within the VW engines itself.
They all suffer with rattling issues too which is mostly because of our roads, but the BMW's and Mercs have still handled it better than the VW group vehicles.

In India however VW is the worst of the lot as they just couldn't care less about the buyer of the touareg/phaeton. Why? Because how many of them are there anyways.

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The engine is mated with a 8-speed Automatic Transmission. A manual transmission will not be on offer.

Techwise, it is pretty loaded too. It comes with:
  • Multifunction display
  • Climatronic AC with 4 zone temperature control
  • RCD 550 with MP3 and MP4 compatibility and integrated 6CD-changer & 8 speakers
  • 4 corner air-suspension with electronic shock absorption control
  • 14 way electrically adjustable front seats
  • Park distance control
  • Auto Hold
  • Cruise Control
  • Automatic headlamp activation with “Coming home” and “Leaving home” function
  • Electrically adjustable lumbar support for front seats
To make sure you reach home safely, the new VW Touareg comes with
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESP)
  • ABS with brake assistant, ASR, EDL & EDTC
  • Driver & Passenger airbags
  • Side airbags front with curtain airbags for front & rear passengers
  • Permanent all-wheel drive “4 motion” with self-locking center differential
  • Electronic Immobilizer
  • Height adjustable front seat belts with seat belt tensioner
The new VW Touareg comes in 7 colors – Pure White, Deep Black, Cool Silver metallic, Night Blue metallic, Graciosa Brown metallic, Galapagos anthracite metallic and Campanella White



In India, the VW Touareg will compete with the likes of Mercedes ML-Class, Audi Q7 and BMW X5.



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I thought Touareg is cheaper compared to Q7 and Cayenne with not a big difference mechanically and is value for money.
Since I own an Vento, having made 8 visits to service in 18 months, I can understand the irritability part
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We're gonna be playing with the Touareg tomorrow. Watch this space.
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