Engine Power


Fuel Efficiency

9,9 L/100km

Luggage capacity

up to 1,800 litres

Towing (braked)


Volkswagen’s most powerful SUV

The Touareg V8

Packing the same punch as a super car, the new Touareg V8 takes its place as the most powerful Volkswagen SUV ever made.

Delivering 310 kW of power and maximum torque from the 4.0-litre eight-cylinder engine. Whether cruising at low speeds, or on the highway – the engine provides excellent & responsive acceleration. The Touareg V8 TDI showcases its performance when it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h under 5 seconds.

This luxury SUV sets a new standard in SUV with its powerful combination of immense powertrain, premium exterior styling, interior comfort, and incredible handling.


Innovation Cockpit

The control centre with no switches

The digital instrument cluster and the screen of the infotainment system form one curved glass surface: the Innovision Cockpit. The Innovation Cockpit is standard on the V6S R-Line and optional on the V6.

  • Operated by touch, gestures or voice control
  • Displays functions in graphics and animations
  • Home screen content can be customised
  • Offers control of navigation system and infotainment via smartphone
  • 15-inch Discover Premium Satellite Navigation system
  • 12.3-inch Active Info Display (Full digital instrument cluster)
*International model shown.

Active Info Display

See only the information that you want to see

Classic speedometer or high-resolution navigation map? Or why not both? The Active Info Display (Part of Innovision Cockpit, standard on V6S R-Line) features:

  • High-resolution 12.3-inch TFT-LCD colour display
  • Various views can be configured
  • Access detailed driving data via the multifunction steering wheel or infotainment system
  • Targeted zoom for the navigation map
  • Full-screen overlays of selected information
  • Navigation map and media displays can be combined

Head-up Display

Your eyes stay on the road

The Head-up Display uses the windscreen as a projection surface to display the most important information.

  • Shows the speed, messages from the driver assist systems or navigation information
  • Easy-to-read projections, even when driving into light
  • Position on the window can be adjusted
  • Can be switched off at any time
*Optional on V6. Standard on V6S R-Line.

App-Connect and Media Control

There’s an app for everything. And there are lots of apps for the Touareg.

With the optional App-Connect, you can connect your smartphone to the ‘Discover Pro’ navigation system or the optional ‘Discover Premium’ navigation system. This gives you:

  • Operation of selected smartphone apps via the touchscreen
  • Interfaces1 to Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ from Google and MirrorLink®
  • Processing of your own vehicle information through selected apps

Ambient Lighting

Set the mood, 30 different colours

Flood the interior in your favourite colour. There's always a particularly comfortable ambiance in the Toaureg when it gets dark, standard settings are white, but you have the option of 30 different colour options.

Add ambient lighting to your Touareg V6 by purchasing the lighting package. To add ambient lighting to your Touareg V6S-R-Line, an additional $750.

Touareg V8 Performance

The power to take you places

4.0L V8 TDI Engine

The Touareg has been built to be driven and enjoyed. It features a 4.0L turbocharged diesel engine capable of providing an impressive 310 kW of power and a colossal 900 Nm of torque. This is the most powerful diesel engine ever to be fitted to a Volkswagen.

All-wheel steering

Greater stability and manoeuvrability in one, thanks to all-wheel steering.

A smaller turning circle is possible when the rear wheels steer as well as the front wheels. On request, you can now also use this technique with the Touareg, which makes the vehicle hugely manoeuvrable and improves its steering stability. Furthermore when travelling faster than 50kmh the rear wheels also steer to help with cornering.*

*Standard on V6S R-Line.

Night Vision

Letting you see what is hiding in the darkness.

You’ve probably seen night vision systems in spy films. Now you’ve got one in your car. The beams of the optional night vision system in the Touareg generate a thermal image of your surroundings, including people and animals, in your cockpit.*

*Optional on V6 and V6S R-Line.

Air suspension

Always on a high.

And to ensure that there’s no damper on your driving enjoyment, you can also equip the Touareg with comfortable air suspension if required. It adapts the height of the body to all terrains. *

*Standard on V6S R-Line.


Traffic Jam Assist

Traffic? Let the Touareg take charge

Assistance in stop-and-go traffic. The Traffic Jam Assist relieves pressure on the driver in stop-and-go traffic, helping to avoid accidents om slow-moving traffic.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Keeping you safe from a distance

The Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with control is by far one of the most useful driver assistance systems. You simply specify your maximum speed and the system helps you to adhere to it and not exceed it, within limits of the system. Also, a minimum distance is automatically maintained between you and the vehicle in front, within the limits of the system.

Park Assist

Parking with finesse

Park Assist manoeuvres you elegantly into your parking space. All you have to do is operate the accelerator and brake, while the system takes care of the rest, within the limits of the system.

Area View

Coming out of a tight parking space, manoeuvring in impassable terrain or attaching a trailer: there are many situations where a driver might need an extra pair of eyes. With Area View, you’ve found them: four cameras monitor the area around the vehicle and supply useful views on the infotainment system screen. Almost like magic: coupling all the cameras helps the system create a bird’s eye view – and you've got the full view from above, of the car and its surroundings.

*Standard on V6S R-Line.

Rear View

The Rear View camera system gives you a clear view during reversing. The area behind the vehicle that is captured by the camera is shown on the display of your infotainment system. The system also adds helpful lines that make it easier to correctly estimate the distance.

Front Cross Traffic

Because you can't see around corners

Blind exits and intersections with poor visibility force drivers to "nose out" slowly. The Front Cross Intersection Assist uses radar technology to help, as it were, to look around corners, within the limits of the system. The system therefore helps to detect crossing vehicles or pedestrians earlier.

Features & Models

Features of Touareg V8 TDI R-Line 4WD

  • 4.0 L V8 Turbo Diesel (310kW, 900Nm)
  • 4-Corner Air Suspension with Adaptive Chassis Control (DCC)
  • 21" Suzuka Alloy Wheels
  • R-Line Savona Leather
  • Innovision Cockpit with Active Info Display
  • Four-zone Climatronic
  • Front passenger`s seat memory & electric steering column
  • Ambient Lighting (30 colours)
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From $142,990

Touareg V8 TDI R-Line 4WD

Features of Touareg V8 TDI R-Line 4WD 1st Edition

  • 4.0 L V8 Turbo Diesel (310kW, 900Nm)
  • 4-Corner Air Suspension with Adaptive Chassis Control (DCC)
  • 48-Volt Active Roll stabilisation system and all-wheel steering
  • 21" Gloss Black Suzuka Alloy Wheels
  • R-Line Black Package (Black exterior mirrors, roof rails and windows mouldings)
  • R-Line Savona Leather
  • Active Climate Ventilated Front Seats with Massage Function
  • Innovision Cockpit with Active Info Display
  • DYNAUDIO Premium Sound System
  • Climatronic four-zone air conditioning system with allergen filter
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From $150,990

Touareg V8 TDI R-Line 4WD 1st Edition

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  • 4. Fuel consumption is based on the combined fuel consumption figure
  • 5. International models might be shown for illustrative purposes only, and New Zealand specifications may vary
  • 6. Some colours in these images are not available in New Zealand, the product guide contains the correct colours available to the New Zealand market
  • 7. Additional and optional accessories may have an effect on fuel efficiency. Optional accessories and add-on packages are available at an additional cost
  • 8. App-Connect is compatible for selected apps with the latest smartphone versions of iOS and Android, active data service, and connection cable (sold separately)
  • 9. Safety technologies are designed to assist the driver, but should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices
  • 10. Leather appointed seats have a combination of genuine and artificial leather, but are not wholly leather
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