The folks at Overdrive have just spotted the facelifted model of the Volkswagen Touareg SUV being tested somewhere in and around Pune. With Volkswagen bringing both the upgraded Passat and Jetta to India, with the latter set to arrive in September, it is only a matter of time before the Touareg too arrives into the country along with a facelift to boot. The Volkswagen Touareg SUV is basically a reskinned Porsche Cayenne, or well the other way around.So, you get both stupendous off road ability as well great on road performance to make the rugged Touareg a terrific bet, both on the road and off it. The new Touareg retains the V6 TDI diesel engine producing 240 Bhp and 550 Nm, but with a crucial addition, of that of the fuel sipping and emission reducing BlueMotion technology. With Volkswagen India planning to first usher in thus technology in its premium models before launching it on budget Volkswagens, the Touareg may very well get BlueMotion technology when it is launched in India.
The Touareg now features the new corporate grille of Volkswagen up front apart from a lower overall stance. Also, an eight speed transmission is expected to be the other major change that the Touareg now comes with to save on fuel.
Another big change on the new model is the shedding of almost 200 kilograms of weight making the car both faster and frugal. SUV roll into India expect in August of this year.