Volkswagen is now offering the Touareg in its highest specification yet, as the new R-Line Plus trim sits at the pinnacle of the capacious and capable 4×4’s line-up.
The Touareg R-Line Plus naturally uses the well-equipped R-Line as a starting point, and builds in valuable and stylish additions inside and out.
Externally, the five-seat SUV’s alloy wheels are upgraded from 20 inches to the striking 21-inch ‘Mallory’ design. Meanwhile, the R-Line Plus comes equipped with Volkswagen’s impressive Area View technology as standard. This utilises front, rear and side wide-angle cameras (mounted within the door mirrors) to provide a 360-degree bird’s-eye exterior view of the SUV that is displayed on the Touareg’s infotainment display screen.
Area View allows the driver to see the immediate surroundings of the car from a new perspective, and the technology enhances the safety of occupants and those outside the vehicle. For example, Area View allows the driver to ‘see around corners’. When driving forwards from a parking space the Touareg driver can, via the system, see pedestrians and cyclists approaching from the side.
Inside, the new Touareg features a generous roster of standard equipment. The centre console, dash and air vent surrounds are finished in stylish ‘Piano Black’, and the cabin features luxurious ‘Vienna’ leather upholstery. The front comfort seats are 14-way electronically adjustable, and the front head restraints include four-way adjustment.
The extra equipment has a value of £3,255 if specified separately, but the premium over the Touareg R-Line is a mere £1,160, underlining the car’s great value. That figure applies whether the customer chooses the 204 PS 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine or the 262 PS 3.0-litre V6 TDI.
The enhanced range begins at £48,095 for the 204PS model and £49,895 for the 262PS version.