Volkswagen Touareg R Line Edition – Motoring Minute – Episode #12

Volkswagen Touareg R Line Edition – VW has hit a winner with its Touareg since its launch, and we drive the 210 R Line version, stick around for a minute and see what it is like.


VW Touareg has a number of models in the range topping out with barnstorming V8 R Line. However the sweet spot in the range is probably the 210 R Line version.

More than enough performance and dynamics to keep most drivers happy along with the luxury and comfort features of the R Line to allow occupants to relax in style.

The 3.0L V6 Turbo diesel pumps out a respectable 210 kW and a healthy 600 Nm at just 1750rpm. Driving all four wheels through the 4motion system and a ZF 8 Speed auto transmission. Its reasonably economical using around 8.8l/100k during our test.

It is no slouch either running from 0-100km/h in 6.1 seconds about the same as a Golf GTi. However it’s as a long distance cruiser that the Touareg excels. It will accommodate 5 in comfort along with their luggage.

You have to actually drive the Touareg to appreciate just how good it is.

The Touareg 210  is priced from $108,490 plus the usual costs and is fully equipped in R-line specification.

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Im Rob Fraser

VW Touareg R Line

What is good?

  • Performance, ride, handling
  • Exceptional comfort
  • Standard features

What is not so good?

  • Have to go into screen for A/C controls
  • Not a fan of transmission lever
  • ACC not selectable

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VW Touareg was originally launched some 10 years ago and was a little long in the tooth of late lagging the competition. VW launched the all new version in June and Rob Fraser has just spent some time in one

The latest model Touareg is a major improvement and my first impressions were overwhelmingly favourable.

Initially available as one model, the Launch Edition, the Touareg is set to shake up the dwindling, yet very competitive Prestige SUV market.


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