The freshened-up VW Touareg is now available is South Africa.
It sports a new 'face', revised rear styling, an updated interior and new seats.
At the front, the new Touareg features a new grille, bonnet, front wings and bumper, plus new headlights and mirrors. The rear lights, spoiler, bumper and exhaust pipes have also been modified to freshen the 4x4's appearance.
The new Touareg also gets new and revised technology, including ABS-Plus and additional ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) features. ABS-Plus has been developed and patented by Volkswagen and is a world first.
The system shortens the braking distance by up to 20% on loose driving surfaces. New features have been added to the ESP, these include Active Rollover Protection (ARP), rain brake support, fading brake support and understeer control logic, which improves the turning behaviour in the event of understeer.
Four engines are available: one petrol and three diesel. These are a 2.5-litre TDI; 3.0-litre V6 TDI; 4.2 V8 petrol and the range-topping 5.0-litre V10 TDI.
The 2.5-litre TDI comes standard with a six-speed manual gearbox and optional Tiptronic automatic transmission. All other engines are mated to the six speed Tiptronic automatic transmission.
2.5 R5 TDI - R473 800
3.0 V6 TDI - R519 700
4.2 V8 - R592 200
5.0 V10 TDI - R742 400