There used to be a time when the Touareg was one of the major players in the SUV market, but those days are long gone. These days the car is not really on the map anymore, which is why Volkswagen announced the launch of VW Touareg R-Line Plus, a sporty and well-equipped model offering greater value than the last range-topping version.
So let’s cut to the chase and see if what VW Touareg R-Line Plus offers as a package is good enough to persuade you to choose this car over the other million choices you have in this segment. On the outside, the ‘Plus’ treatment adds 21-inch ‘Mallory’ design wheels and that’s about it. The interior is styled with more vigor, boasting ‘Piano Black’ trims and ‘Vienna’ leather upholstery.
It is in terms of features and equipment that VW Touareg R-Line Plus shines bright like a diamond. You get 4-way electronically adjustable seats and the front head restraints include four-way adjustment, Area View system with ront, rear and side wide-angle camera for a bird’s-eye view of your surroundings, lowered sports suspension, R-Line body styling, a panoramic sunroof, Bi-xenon headlights, black roof-lining, a heated steering wheel, electric tailgate, and keyless entry.
VW Touareg R-Line Plus is available in the UK with a 3.0 liter V6 TDI engine developing 204 PS and 262 PS in the higher grade, priced from £48,095 and £49,895 respectively.