Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI Races To The Clouds
|Topics: Volkswagen Touareg
August 21, 2006
The Volkswagen Touareg is a creation straight from the Volkswagen AG. It has been in production since the year 2004 and at present, more and more units of this vehicle is still continuously crafted. It is an entrant to the midsize sport utility vehicle segment and it comes as an SUV that holds four doors. It has found competition in the likes of the Nissan Murano, Land Rover LR3, Mercedes Benz M Class, and the BMW X5.
And despite the fact that it is still a new vehicle, it has already scaled heights. Literally. Just recently, one version of the Volkswagen Touareg, the Touareg V10 TDI, has entered the “Race to the Clouds” competition. This is the first time that this event was held and it seems to be quite a legendary happening. After all, it does take much power and much capabilities for a vehicle to reach the summit of Pikes Peak which soars at 4,300 meters. But it was like child’s play for the Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI for this vehicle has been built for off road travails and adventures.
The official name of the competition is “Pike Peaks International Hillclimbing Contest.” And it looked like the Volkswagen Touareg sure has proved that it can overcome various types of terrain and road conditions yet without even harming its Volkswagen car parts.
Anyhow, if you are interested in going to the off road and taking the Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI with you, then you are most certainly going to love this piece of news: the vehicle is going to be on sale in the US starting this September. And yes, it will be coming with a diesel particulate filter which is something new in the US auto market. In fact, in the US, the Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI would be the very first vehicle made for the off road that comes with a turbo-diesel engine and a particulate filter.
It would perhaps be sold in the US for about $53,300. And if you have this much money, you would be taking home a Volkswagen Touareg TDI that has an engine that could produce 128 kW at 174 bhp. Or if you are pining for the European version of this vehicle which has been created with a power of 230kW and 313 bhp, you should better be ready to shell out some $96,000.
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