Specs and pricing have been announced for the 2021 Volkswagen Touareg range headlined by upgraded V6 models and the arrival of the flagship V8 TDI R-Line variant.
The V8 TDI R-Line shares the Bentley Bentayga’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo diesel V8 that delivers 310kW and a whopping 900Nm. An eight-speed automatic transmission sends drive to all four wheels.
Performance-wise, Volkswagen claims the Touareg V8 TDI R-Line can sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.9 seconds – 0.1 behind the Australian-specification Golf R, while fuel consumption on the combined cycle is 7.4L/100km.
The range will open with the 170TDI which gets a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel making 170kW and 500Nm, it’s matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
Volkswagen says it will complete the 0-100km/h dash in 7.5 seconds.
Moving to the 210TDI sees the outputs of the turbo-diesel V6 increase to 210kW and 600Nm. It also features an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. The extra grunt cuts the 0-100km/h sprint down to 6.1 seconds.
Interestingly, Volkswagen will offer the 210TDI in both Elegance and R-Line trim levels.
The 2021 Touareg will be the first to wear the new Volkswagen logo which will feature on the front and rear badges, wheels, the new 'Touch' steering wheel, instrument cluster, infotainment systems and key fobs.
Scroll below for each grade’s equipment highlights.
Pricing for the updated Touareg range starts from $81,490 plus on-road costs for the 170TDI and tops out at $136,490 plus on-roads for the TDI R-Line. Volkswagen says the full range will be available from October.
2021 Volkswagen Touareg pricing (excludes on-road costs):
Touareg 170TDI - $81,490
Touareg 210TDI Elegance - $99,490
Touareg 210TDI R-Line - $108,490
Touareg V8 TDI R-Line - $136,490
Volkswagen Touareg 170TDI equipment highlights
  • 3.0L V6 turbo diesel 170kW/500Nm
  • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian monitoring
  • Lane assist with adaptive lane guidance
  • Emergency assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Side assist with front and rear cross-traffic assist
  • Park assist
  • Driver fatigue detection
  • 360-degree proactive occupant protection
  • Front and rear parking sensors and
  • Rear-view camera
  • Electronic tailgate with easy open and close
  • Keyless entry and start
  • LED Headlights, daytime driving lights and tail-lights
  • Automatic headlights
  • Auto-dimming mirrors
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • 19-inch Osorno alloy wheels with inflatable spare wheel
  • 9.2-inch Discover Pro navigation system with App-Connect
  • Four USB ports
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Vienna Leather trim
  • Heated and electric front seats
  • Dual-zone climate control air conditioning with hard key control
  • Driving profile selection
Volkswagen Touareg 210TDI Elegance
Equipment additional to or differing from 170TDI:
  • 3.0L V6 turbo diesel 210kW/600Nm
  • Matrix LED Headlights
  • Innovision package
  • Headlight washing system
  • Premium LED tail-lights with dynamic indicators
  • 20-inch Montero alloys wheels
  • Four-corner air suspension
  • Savona leather trim in 'Soul' black or 'Mistral' two-tone
  • Heated and ventilated front seats with massage function
Volkswagen Touareg 210TDI R-Line
Equipment additional to or differing from 210TDI Elegance:
  • All-wheel steering
  • Active roll stabilization
  • 20-inch Nevada alloy wheels
  • R-Line front and rear bumpers
  • Rear and side window tint
  • R-Line Savona leather trim
  • Memory for front seats, mirrors and electronic steering column
  • Brushed stainless steel foot pedals
  • R-Line multi-function steering wheel with heating and shifting paddles
  • Soul Black headliner
Volkswagen Touareg V8TDI R-Line
Equipment additional to or differing from 210TDI R-Line:
  • 4.0-litre V8 turbo diesel 310kW/900Nm
  • Night vision
  • 21-inch Suzuka alloy wheels
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Sound & Comfort package
Innovision package (170TDI only) - $8000
15-inch discover premium, 12.3-inch digital cockpit, windshield projected head-up display, additional ambient interior lighting with 30 selectable colours, volume scroll wheel, gloss
black centre console
Sound & Comfort package (170TDI and 210TDI Elegance) - $8000
Area View, Dynaudio, consequence sound system, 4-zone climate, memory for front seats, mirrors & electronic steering column with memory, row 2 heated outboard seats, park assist plus and manoeuvre braking (memory for front seats, mirrors & electronic, steering column with memory already standard in 210TDI R-Line)
Sound & Comfort package (210TDI R-Line) - $6500
Area View, Dynaudio, consequence sound system, four-zone climate, second-row heated outboard seats, park assist plus and manoeuvre braking.
Panoramic Sunroof (210TDI and V8) - $3000
White - No cost
Metallic - $2100
Antimonial Silver, Silicon Grey, Aquamarine Blue Metallic, Malbec Red Metallic
Pearl Effect - $2100
Deep Black
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