2015 Volkswagen Touareg

The Volkswagen Touareg receives a mild facelift for the Beijing Motor Show 2014. The Volkswagen Touareg gets a set of styling updates with better interior trim and more options. It will go on display tomorrow and is expected to reach showrooms in Europe by November of this year.

The front-end design of the Touareg now features larger headlights, bi-xenon is standard across the range. A deeper radiator grille with four instead of two horizontal fins and a reprofiled front bumper give the facelift Touareg a distinct look.

At the rear, the new rear bumper is wider and incorporates a new diffuser between twin tailpipes and LED rear foglights. There is a new door mirror cap and a new range of wheel designs and exterior paint colours.

The new colours extend to the interior too. The Touareg gets updated technology and new safety features with all models featuring an automatic post-collision braking system, bi-xenon headlights and a coasting function for the eight-speed automatic gearbox.

The optional ADC automatic distance control, which uses a radar sensor to detect the distance from the car in front, has been enhanced. Low resistance tyres, a stop/start system and a battery regeneration system are included as standard.

2015 Volkswagen Touareg

The mid-life facelift was made necessary by the requirement to upgrade the V6 TDI engines. They now comply with EU6 emissions, thanks in part to the use of a new SCR-DPF catalytic converter module which uses AdBlue to reduce emissions. The entry level 3.0-litre V6 TDI remains at 204 hp, while the previous 245 hp unit now offers 258 hp.

Fuel efficiency has increased for both models, and emissions correspondingly reduced. The 204 PS engine now returns a combined cycle 42.8 mpg and 174 g/km of CO2, while the 258 PS model returns 41.5 and 178, up from 39.9 and down from 189. The V8 diesel and Hybrid models will no longer be offered in some markets.

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