Volkswagen Touareg V8 TDI unveiled at Geneva

Volkswagen unwrapped its new 4.0-litre V8 diesel SUV at the Geneva Motor Show, boasting a torque figure of 900Nm

volkswagen touareg v8 static front quarter

The new Volkswagen Touareg V8 TDI was unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. When it reaches the European market in May, it will be the most powerful model offered by the brand, and the most powerful diesel SUV from the VW Group. Unfortunately, Volkswagen has confirmed the model will not be sold in UK.

Powered by a turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 diesel engine, the new Touareg produces 410bhp and 900Nm of torque. Performance is fed through an automatic gearbox and an all-wheel-drive system, with Volkswagen claiming a 0–62mph time of 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 155mph.

Best SUVs and off-roaders to for 2019

Range-topping versions of Volkswagen’s latest Touareg come equipped with a set of 19-inch alloy wheels, air suspension, an electronically-operated tailgate, tan leather upholstery, wood and aluminium trim, stainless steel pedals and Volkswagen’s “Light & Sight” package, which includes automatically dimming exterior mirrors and automatic headlights.

Volkswagen’s latest SUV also comes with a host of driver assistance technology, including Night Vision (which detects pedestrians and animals in the dark using thermal imaging), Traffic Jam and Roadwork Lane Assist (a partially-automated driving mode for speeds up to around 40mph), four-wheel steering and active anti-roll bars.

European pricing information for the new Volkswagen Touareg V8 TDI is expected to be released after the Geneva Motor Show closes its doors, along with the car’s full specification.

Now read our review of the Volkswagen Touareg. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below… 

Recommended

New Volkswagen Touareg R 2021 review
Volkswagen Touareg R - front
Volkswagen Touareg

New Volkswagen Touareg R 2021 review

Our verdict as the Volkswagen Touareg R performance SUV gets plug-in hybrid tech
16 Apr 2021
Volkswagen Touareg review
Volkswagen Touareg - front
Volkswagen Touareg

Volkswagen Touareg review

The VW Touareg is a quick, comfortable and refined luxury SUV that comes loaded with clever technology
15 Apr 2021
New Volkswagen Touareg R on sale now priced from £71,995
Volkswagen Touareg R - front
Volkswagen Touareg

New Volkswagen Touareg R on sale now priced from £71,995

The Volkswagen Touareg R flagship performance SUV is available to order in the UK now with a 456bhp 3.0-litre V6 plug-in hybrid powertrain
11 Mar 2021

Most Popular

New 2022 Range Rover leaks: first look at new Land Rover flagship SUV
Range Rover leak - front
Land Rover Range Rover

New 2022 Range Rover leaks: first look at new Land Rover flagship SUV

Images of what could be the next Range Rover have appeared on social media ahead of next week’s reveal
20 Oct 2021
New Kia EV6 2021 review
Kia EV6 front tracking
Kia EV6

New Kia EV6 2021 review

With a sporty drive, 300-plus miles of range and plenty of tech - could the new Kia EV6 be one of the best electric cars on sale?
19 Oct 2021
Friends reunited: buying back a Porsche 911
Porsche 911
Porsche 911 Coupe

Friends reunited: buying back a Porsche 911

How perfect timing led a Porsche 911 fanatic to buy back his old car
14 Oct 2021