Certain VW Touareg, Porsche Cayenne, and Audi A6, A7, A8, Q5, and Q7 models are affected.
Volkswagen hints at a new crossover to slot in above the Touareg with a technology-laden plug-in hybrid concept at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show.
Volkswagen is slated to unveil a new plug-in hybrid SUV concept at the Beijing Motor Show next week, potentially showing the way towards a new Touareg and incorporating all the tricks the automaker has to throw at it.
VW will announce an expansion of its owner goodwill package to models with the 3.0 TDI engine at the Detroit Auto Show. The company will also possibly replace the catalytic converter on the 2.0-liter engine to make it emissions compliant.
Volkswagen lost thousands of cars and crossovers in the explosion that rocked the Chinese city of Tianjin yesterday, including over 1,000 Touaregs.
A problem with leaky fuel injection systems has prompted the NHTSA to issue recall notices for the VW Touareg, Porsche hybrids and a smattering of Audis.
The second-generation Volkswagen Touareg has been in production since 2010, and is therefore staring down the last part of its model cycle. To keep buyers interested, the company has undertaken a refresh of its upscale midsize SUV. As is typical of these things, the changes include some exterior and interior rejuvenation, as well as increased content levels and a slight uptick in price.
Usually automakers announce changes to their lineup individually on a vehicle-by-vehicle basis, but sometimes it all comes at once – especially when the changes are ones we either expected or might not otherwise notice. That's the path Volkswagen has gone with changes to its US lineup for 2015.
Crossovers are one of the dominant global vehicle segments of the moment, and Volkswagen is realizing that to grow sales as quickly as it wants, the business needs more of them in the lineup. However, the US might miss out on some of this CUV bonanza because the company is still waffling over where to build the Crossblue.
Volkswagen is in New York this week showing off its new Jetta and Golf TDI SportWagen concept. But in less than a week, the German automaker will be off to China for the Beijing Motor Show, where it will showcase the revised Touareg you see here.
Volkswagen is no stranger to special editions, but its Touareg SUV has remained largely unspecial in terms of exclusive trims or unique packages. That's changed with the announcement of the Touareg X, a 1,000-unit run based on the V6 TDI Lux trim – mid-range diesel model, between the navigation-equipped TDI Sport and the TDI R-Line.
Every once in a while, we get a set of spy shot images that come through that are almost impossible to tell what's going on. It's just the nature of the spy shot game, but that's exactly what we have here with these images showing a Volkswagen Touareg out testing.
Renowned adventurer Rainer Zietlow will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the legendary Pan-American Highway by embarking on a two-week drive from Argentina to Alaska on the world's longest road. Crossing through portions of 14 countries and covering a distance of nearly 16,000 miles, Reiner, along with two co-pilots (Carlos Fernandez and Marius Biela), will put a modified 2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI to the test.
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