• Oct 30th 2006 at 11:08AM
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At the Paris Motor Show, Volkswagen debuted an updated version of their popular Touareg sport-ute. Now they've given us this promotional video showing the new truck driving off-road.

As we reported earlier, the facelifted Touareg gets revised styling with freshened front and rear facias, including sharper lights and the chrome grille that's becoming a feature of brand identity for Volkswagen. There's also a revised interior with a new sound system, and electronic driving aids like enhanced anti-lock brakes and stability control systems. Best of all, the V10 diesel is making the transatlantic voyage for sale in the US.

The video gives a good look at the Touareg in its element, though, like most SUVs, it'll probably spend more time driving the kids from home to school to soccer practice and back. Oddly, the country-scene video is set to an urban techno beat, but it's a good glimpse at the VDub in action.

[Source: Motor Authority]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      I hate that chrome grill!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I love how the rear wheels fly off the ground when goes over the rock. THAT is what I want my Jeep to do offroad. It would be a lot easier to get good crash footage.
      • 8 Years Ago
      where' is "here", I see t'regs regularly in WA and CA... and by regularly I mean daily.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'd offer this video isn't designed to be all that informative, but rather offer a quick look and stiumate interest with the average potential buyer. Remember people reading this are motor heads, not the average buyer on the street.

      Unfortunately the VW is heavy and a gas hog. Not a winning combination in today's market. I like it - a cheaper alternative to the Porsche with the same platform - and I happen to need an SUV for hauling and to get to my cabin in WY. I also live at 7,500' and need the power of the V8. But people I've talked to tell me the V8 only gets 14-16MPG on the highway. I can't live with that. They make a V6 turbo diesel in Europe. Suppose to be as quick as the V8 and MPG is upper 20s. Perfect but - so far - VW has decided to remain up market with the V10. A mistake IMO...but what the hell to I know.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That ... is one of the dumbest video's I have ever seen in trying to promote an off road vehicle. You could drive a Taurus over worse roads than that.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Turdrag is popular?

      Certainly not around here, and there is a metric buttload of jettas, passats, and new beetles here.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "here" is the bay area - VW central as far as i can tell. stupid wannabe hippies are really just the next wave of yuppie.

      do i see a turdrag daily? ... maybe. but you see almost every car daily here. the point is that 1 per day pales in comparison to the 400 camrys per day and the 106 jettas per day.
      • 8 Years Ago
      What is it about European car promo videos and really bad techno?
      • 8 Years Ago
      What's so special about this one? It looks like every other SUV out there. I like volkswagen though.
      No matter how theytry make their cars look, cute is always the first word that comes to mind. Pretty is next/ Probably the stigmata that came with their beetle. Funny how these things are made for off-road driving yet commonly used by suburban houewives.
      • 8 Years Ago
      a pointless vehicle IMO

      i'd get a hole lot of SUV's before i settle for a VW

      actually I'd get any other car before I get a VW, even a Hyundai. with all the electronic issues they have - the only thing they are good for is a lease, and that will run an arm and a leg - and also anoy you to hell every 10k miles as you pull over and wait for the tow truck to pick you up.

      heheh
      • 8 Years Ago
      Really hope they've made significant quality and efficiency strides. But, as usual, that may be asking the impossible from VW.
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