2024 Volkswagen Touareg price and specs


The updated Volkswagen Touareg SUV has touched down with a starting price that’s cheaper than the car it replaces.

At the bottom of the range, the Touareg 170TDI has picked up key technology from higher-end versions of the pre-update car – including the flashy Innovision Cockpit that combines a 15-inch central screen with a 12-inch digital instrument binnacle, and clever matrix LED headlights.

The mid-range 210TDI Elegance has had its price cut by around $9000, despite picking up what Volkswagen claims is around $4000 worth of extra equipment, while the 210TDI R-Line has seen around $8000 cut from its sticker.

Sitting atop the range is the new Touareg R. It packs a plug-in hybrid powertrain combining a V6 petrol engine with electric power to create the most powerful production Volkswagen ever.

Pricing

Volkswagen has taken the unusual step of cutting prices for 2024, rather than raising them.

All models are cheaper than those they replace, and all feature extra standard equipment.

Model Price before on-roads Price cut
Volkswagen Touareg 170TDI $86,790 $2450
Volkswagen Touareg 210TDI Elegance $99,990 $8250
Volkswagen Touareg 210TDI R-Line $109,990 $7550
Volkswagen Touareg R $129,990 N/A

All prices exclude on-road costs.

Powertrains

The entry-level 170TDI and 210TDI engines carry over from 2023, but the Touareg R PHEV is a new powertrain for Volkswagen.

It’s also the most powerful production Volkswagen powertrain ever, with 340kW of power. That comes courtesy of a 3.0-litre petrol V6 making 250kW of power and 450Nm of torque, mated with an electric motor packing 100kW and 400Nm.

170TDI 210TDI Touareg R
Engine 3.0L turbo V6 3.0L turbo V6 3.0 V6 turbo PHEV
Fuel Diesel Diesel Petrol + EV
Transmission 8-speed auto 8-speed auto 8-speed auto
Driven wheels AWD AWD AWD
EV battery N/A N/A 14.3kWh (net)
Power 170kW 210kW 340kW
Torque 500Nm 600Nm 700Nm
Fuel tank 90L 90L 75L
Towing (unbraked) 750kg 750kg 750kg
Towing (braked) 3500kg 3500kg 3500kg
Gross Vehicle Mass 2850kg 2850kg 3020kg
Gross Combined Mass 6350kg 6350kg 6520kg

Efficiency

The Touareg R has the best claimed fuel economy of the range, although that’s contingent on having a charged lithium-ion battery pack as is the case with all plug-in hybrids.

170TDI 210TDI Touareg R
Claimed economy 7.3L/100km 7.4L/100km 3.3L/100km
Claimed EV range N/A N/A 51km

Dimensions

Unusually, the base 170TDI has a different wheelbase to the broader Touareg range.

Length 4889mm
Width 1984mm
Height 1718mm – 1757mm
Wheelbase 2894mm (170TDI) – 2888mm (210TDI + R)
Weight 2164kg – 2433kg
Boot space (seats up) 810L
Boot space (seats folded) 1800L

Servicing and Warranty

Like the broader Volkswagen range, the Touareg is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

Warranty Five years, unlimited kilometres
Roadside assist 12 months, extended with each scheduled service
Service schedule 12 months or 15,000 kilometres
Three year service plan TBC
Five year service plan TBC

Safety

The pre-update Touareg had a five-star ANCAP safety rating based on testing carried out in 2018.

It achieved scores of 89 per cent for adult occupant protection, 88 per cent for child occupant protection, 72 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 78 per cent for safety assist functions.

Standard safety equipment across the range includes:

  • Front, front-side, rear-side, front and rear curtain airbags
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Front cross-traffic assist
  • Blind-spot monitor
  • Rear cross-traffic assist
  • Adaptive cruise control with active lane centring
  • Dynamic road sign monitoring
  • Surround-view camera

Standard Equipment

Standard equipment in the 170TDI includes:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Power tailgate with kick activation
  • Power-folding exterior mirrors with memory and auto-dip
  • IQ.Light HD matrix LED headlights
  • Innovision Cockpit
    • 15-inch touchscreen
    • 12-inch digital instrument screen
  • Satellite navigation
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • FM, AM, DAB+ digital radio
  • Wireless phone charging + 5 x USB-C ports
  • Heated, power-adjustable front seats
  • Vienna leather seat trim
  • 30-colour ambient lighting
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Open-pore dashboard wood trim
  • Illuminated door scuff plates
  • Cargo management system for boot

Moving to the 210TDI Elegance brings:

  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Varenna leather seat upholstery (blue and white optional)
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Massaging front seats
  • Auto-levelling air suspension

Moving to the 210TDI R-Line brings:

  • R-Line interior/exterior styling package
  • 21-inch alloy wheels
  • Puglia R-Line leather interior trim
  • Brushed stainless steel pedals
  • Stainless steel scuff plates with R-Line logo in front doors
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Rear-wheel steering
  • Active anti-roll stabilisation
  • Heated sports steering wheel
  • Brushed aluminium interior trim
  • Black headliner

The range-topping R features:

  • R interior/exterior styling
  • 22-inch alloy wheels
  • Direct tyre pressure monitoring
  • Home and public EV charge cables
  • Soft-close doors
  • Four-zone climate control
  • Night vision
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Head-up display
  • 19-inch front, 18-inch rear brake discs with blue R calipers
  • Power-adjustable steering column with memory
  • Heated outboard rear seats
  • Dynaudio premium sound system

Options include:

The Sound and Comfort package ($8500 on 170TDI and 210TDI Elegance, $8000 on 210TDI R-Line) includes:

  • Rear heated outboard seats
  • Dynaudio sound system
  • Passenger seat memory
  • Power-adjustable steering column
  • Windshield-projected head-up display
  • Direct tyre pressure monitoring
  • Soft-close doors
  • Alarm

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