Touareg R5 TDI
Wolfsburg - The off-road vehicle from Volkswagen is enjoying increasing popularity since it was launched in the autumn of 2002. Having sold 5421 vehicles between January and April 2004, it is now the best-selling luxury class off-road vehicle on the German market continuing its recent success story. Since its launch over 74 000 Touareg have been sold worldwide.
The most popular engine is still the R5 TDI which produces 128 kW (174 PS) and is ordered with 70 percent of vehicles sold. It is followed by the V10 TDI (230 kW / 313 PS). In April just under 15 percent of all Touaregs purchased were fitted with this engine. In addition, the off-road vehicle is also available with the V6 (177 kW / 241 PS) and V8 (228 kW / 310 PS) petrol engines.
Regarding paint finishes the general trend is black and silver. The bestseller in Germany is "Black Magic Pearl effect" with 37.70 percent. More than half of buyers opt for the quality two-zone air conditioning system, the xenon light or the multi-function steering wheel as optional equipment.
On top of everything the Volkswagen bank also offers attractive financing.
For example you can purchase the Touareg R5 with Volkswagen's "AutoCredit" from a monthly payment of 375 euro with an effective annual interest rate of 5.99 %, a credit term of 36 months and a down payment of 20%.
(May 19, 2004)