The VW Touareg is a capable mid-sized SUV that entered production in 2002 to serve a niche market that was initially dominated by BMW and Mercedes. In Kenya it received a lukewarm reception thanks to concerns about reliability and maintenance costs that accompany European cars. While there’s merit in these concerns, which we will delve into later, the reality is that the VW Touareg is an outstanding car that boasts of top safety ratings, excellent build quality, off-road capability and sports-like performance.
VW Touareg Engine and Transmission Options
The VW Touareg Second Generation(2010-2018) comes with the following engines;
- 4.2L V8, 340 PS diesel engine
- 3.0L V6, 204 PS Clean Diesel engine
- 3.0L V6, 245 PS Clean Diesel engine
- 3.0L V6, 333 PS hybrid petrol engine.
These are linked to an 8-speed Automatic Transmission and available only in 4WD.
VW Touareg Interior
The VW Touareg is a premium SUV and this is more so evident in the tastefully furnished and lush interior. The steering wheel is wrapped in soft leather and the driver’s seat is 8-way adjustable while the passenger seat is also electrically adjustable. The back seats are also adjustable, reclining and heated. The legroom is impressive for both rows and there’s enough room to recline and stretch.
VW Touareg Exterior
On the outside, the 2013 VW Touareg comes with a choice of alloy rims that range from 18-Inch to 20-Inch depending on the grade. The headlights are sharp and crystal with Daytime Running Lights. Higher grades come with extra body detailing and chrome finishing. The body design and styling is more or less the same as previous versions with subtle changes in frontal and rear angles.
VW Touareg Maintenance Costs in Kenya
VW Touareg service parts are available and fairly priced in Kenya. Body parts on the other hand are expensive and not as easily available. Find here VW Tiguan Spare Part dealers in Kenya
VW Touareg Reliability
German cars generally do not age well especially the newer models that come with a host of sensors that control virtually everything. These cars can be problematic with age and its advisable to buy them at very low mileage. It’s absolutely important to buy from credible dealers that can guarantee their quality. We will give you a link to these dealers at the end of this review.
Another factor to consider is the quality of maintenance and the service history of the car. These greatly determine its long-term reliability and its important to have the car thoroughly examined by a qualified technician before you purchase it. Once this is done and you have purchased the right car, you then have to ensure that service is done on time using genuine parts. If you skimp on any of these, then be prepared for serious problems down the road.
VW Touareg Price in Kenya: https://cars.topcar.co.ke/vehicles/volkswagen/touareg
Import the VW Touareg in Kenya: https://topcar.co.ke/import-your-car/
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