Volkswagen Touareg R review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Introduction

Volkswagen Touareg R Hybrid 2021 front
  • Volkswagen Touareg R Hybrid 2021 front
  • Volkswagen Touareg R 2021 rear cornering
  • Volkswagen Touareg R 2021 RHD interior
  • Volkswagen Touareg R 2021 RHD rear seats
  • Volkswagen Touareg R 2021 wheel detail
  • Volkswagen Touareg R 2021 front tracking
  • Volkswagen Touareg R 2021 right panning
  • Volkswagen Touareg R 2021 front right static
  • Volkswagen Touareg R 2021 headlight detail
  • Volkswagen Touareg R 2021 rear lights detail
  • Volkswagen Touareg R 2021 seats detail
  • Volkswagen Touareg R Hybrid 2021 front
  • Volkswagen Touareg R 2021 rear cornering
  • Volkswagen Touareg R 2021 RHD interior
  • Volkswagen Touareg R 2021 RHD rear seats
  • Volkswagen Touareg R 2021 wheel detail
  • Volkswagen Touareg R 2021 front tracking
  • Volkswagen Touareg R 2021 right panning
  • Volkswagen Touareg R 2021 front right static
  • Volkswagen Touareg R 2021 headlight detail
  • Volkswagen Touareg R 2021 rear lights detail
  • Volkswagen Touareg R 2021 seats detail
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Introduction

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The Volkswagen Touareg R is proof that sports SUVs are changing – and fast. They used to be all about effortless speed, built to get a well-heeled family plus ski gear to the Alps as quickly as possible. 

Now, though, selling a new sports SUV on performance figures alone simply isn’t going to cut it. With many cities introducing increasingly strict emissions regulations and public attitudes towards ‘gas-guzzling’ vehicles changing, manufacturers are being forced to rethink the fast sport utility vehicle blueprint. Enter stage right the Touareg R, the hot 'VW R' sub brand’s first hybrid model.

The Volkswagen Group family ties continue with the four-wheel drive system, which is engineered by Audi, but the Touareg R does at least look very different to its cousins. The R model builds on the handsome lines of the regular Touareg with big 22in wheels, an R-specific body-kit, twin tailpipes and a plethora of R badges. 

Over the next few pages, this VW Touareg R review will tell you how it stacks up against its closest rivals, so just head to the next page to start reading. Whichever sports SUV – or indeed any other make or model of car – you do decide to buy, remember that you can potentially save yourself a handsome pile of cash by using our New Car Buying service.

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RRP price range £77,170 - £77,170
Number of trims (see all)1
Number of engines (see all)1
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)hybrid
MPG range across all versions 97.4 - 97.4
Available doors options 5
Warranty 3 years / 60000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £2,005 / £4,956
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £4,009 / £9,912
Available colours