Take a Tour…

Lindsay Saker Edenvale are proud to showcase the new Touareg for all its classy, practical elegance. As the third generation of what has become an incredibly popular and well-loved SUV, the Touareg competes in the most competitive segment in South Africa at present. Still, VW have given us an excellent package in this latest version!

The Concept:

The most technologically advanced SUV from the VW line-up, the Touareg offers a luxurious interior, and heaps of practicality for the whole family.

The Looks:

VW have a knack for creating beautiful, sleek, elegant vehicles, and just because this is an SUV, doesn’t make it any different. The front offers a bold and stylish grille, with the swooping lines along the side culminating in a classic, clean-cut rear end. It rides on stylish 19-inch wheels as standard, although an upgrade to 20-inch can be arranged. You can also customise this beautiful vehicle by adding the Black Style Package if you want to take a personal angle to how your vehicle looks.

The Feel:

Simplicity is sophistication in this regard, and the Touareg boasts a gorgeous, logical interior that is both comfortable and uncluttered. The dash boasts horizontal lines and minimal fuss with only the necessary buttons and dials. All upholstery is high-quality and there are soft touchpoints throughout the cabin, with some brushed aluminium highlights for added pizazz. As is to be expected from an SUV, the seating position is high and allows for excellent visibility. There’s always a sense of feeling at home in the cockpit of a VW, especially an impressive one such as this.

The Features:

The Touareg is equipped with the latest VW digital cockpit with a 12-inch premium instrument cluster, three additional USB ports, premium navigation systems, wireless charging, and smartphone integration. A rear park camera with park assist and park distance control is also included, while a climatronic air conditioner will keep you cool in this blistering heat. Adaptive cruise control and front assist (or pre-sense systems) help to make your driving experience easier, and safer. A beautiful panoramic sunroof is also standard, making it feel at once both luxurious and extending your environment around you to include wide-open sky.

The Drive:

Equipped with a 3.0-liter V6 TDI engine, the Touareg produces 190 kW of power and a whopping 600 Nm of torque – this is not only enough to tackle any challenge in the urban jungle, but also to take some of the rougher roads in its stride. This motor is strong and allows for effortless acceleration, and the Touareg presents a soft, comfortable ride that takes all of the harshness from the road and absorbs it for occupants to enjoy a serene trip. Even on harsher terrain, the Touareg is confident and self-assured, with no hesitation in taking on whatever it is asked to. In recent tests against other leading competitors, the new Touareg has come out on top for being a superior balance between comfort and capability.

The Score:

With a rather hefty price tag that we believe is worth every cent, the Touareg gets one of our highest scores yet – 9.5 crowns out of 10.

Where to Find It:

Edenvale Lindsay Saker Volkswagen have an interactive website where you can view their products and services: www.lindsaysakeredenvale.co.za.

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