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2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Lux

Cool Silver Metallic/ Black Anthracite Vienna Leather


Stock #: ASM0020


121,907 Miles

3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel • 8 Speed Automatic

20 City / 29 Highway / 23 Combined

Flying under the radar is a necessity in economic uncertainty. Why be the poster child of austerity when you can waft around in the comfort of Vienna leather, an unassuming "Vee-dub" badge, and the ability to go 765 miles on a single tank of diesel when the time comes to escape those pesky analysts. 

Designed along side its bougie sisters, the Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7, the Touareg (pronounced Tour-egg for us Americans) was Volkswagen's answer to the then growing mid size SUV segment that still required off road prowess and interior treatments that would make a Valet smile on the Saturday night date night at *insert your local mid range steakhouse here*. 

While we fondly remember the first gen "reg" for earth restarting power thanks to a V10 diesel and an astronomical price tag that made most consumers finally understand German humor, this second generation was a hope springs eternal follow up with a more polished exterior, lower ride height, wider stance, reduced MSRP and a new eco minded 3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel. 

*Editor's note*
(It was 2014, we were still riding high on the post recession low interest wave and Diesel-gate was 2 years away.)

Step into the Lux trim's supple leather seating and real walnut wood accents with your eyes slightly closed, and you would swear it was just an Audi for 15k less. A panoramic power sunroof, heated power-adjustable side mirrors,12-way power driver’s seat with memory with power-adjustable lumbar support and a 3D Navigation system complete the premium-ness without the pretentiousness of a comparable ML350 BlueTEC or the old world money vibe of a Lexus RX 450h. 

They say everything comes in cycles and while the name of the current game is ever increasing costs with diminish returns, isn't it nice to be the king of frugality in your well cared for Touareg from ASM Automotive? After all, when you want to feel bougie, just pronounce it like the rest of the world does: Twah-r-egg.

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The Detail: 

Prior to gracing our lot, this VW went though our extensive vehicle check brought to us by Living the Dream Auto Care with the following services performed: 

Highlighted Options

- 3.0L, 24-valve, DOHC, V6, TDI Clean Diesel engine with common rail direct injection; 240 hp, 406 lbs/ft of torque 

- Eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission

- 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system 

- Silver roof rails 

- Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with traction control (ASR)  

- Halogen reflector lens foglights    

-  Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD) and brake assist  

- Bi-Xenon high-intensity headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) 

- Climatronic dual-zone automatic climate control 

- Eight-way power front seats and four-way power lumbar adjustment for driver 

- RNS-850 navigation system with 8" color touchscreen in center console, rearview camera, 60GB hard drive, 3D landmarks, CD/DVD player with advanced audio converting and SiriusXM Traffic with 4-year subscription, HD Radio, SD memory card reader, AUX-in for portable audio players, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3-month trial subscription, MDI* with iPod cable, and 8 speakers  

- Keyless access with push-button start 

- Leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel; premium color multi-function instrument cluster display 

- BLUETOOTH® streaming audio 

- LUX TDI Package

Volkswagen Touareg Overview

The Volkswagen Touareg is a car produced by German automaker Volkswagen Group since 2002 at the Volkswagen Bratislava Plant. Being a five-seater crossover SUV, the vehicle was named after the nomadic Tuareg people, inhabitants of the Saharan interior in North Africa. As of its first generation, the Touareg was developed together with the Porsche Cayenne and the Audi Q7, and as of October 2020, the Touareg was developed together with the Audi Q8, the Bentley Bentayga and the Lamborghini Urus. The vehicles were designed as unibody SUVs with independent suspensions. The first generation (2002–2010) offered five, six, eight, ten and twelve-cylinder engine choices.

The Volkswagen Touareg (internally designated Typ 7L) was developed as a joint venture project by Porsche and the Volkswagen Group, involving the Audi and Volkswagen brands. At the time of Typ 7L development and for the first several years of production, Porsche was independently owned and not yet a part of the Volkswagen group. The sports car market fluctuates, and Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking was looking to expand into new segments; this included marketing its first four-door vehicle. A team in Weissach, Germany, of over 300, led by Klaus-Gerhard Wolpert, developed the Volkswagen Group PL71 platform. Now it is shared between the Touareg, the Audi Q7, and the Porsche Cayenne. However, there are styling, equipment, performance, and technical differences between them. The Touareg and Cayenne both seat five, while the Q7's stretched wheelbase accommodates a third row for seven passengers.

The Volkswagen Touareg is built at the Volkswagen Bratislava Plant in Bratislava, Slovakia, alongside the Audi Q7. The Cayenne is assembled by Porsche in Leipzig, Germany, at a facility built for Cayenne production.

Due to the demand and the exchange rates of euros against the US dollar, as well as different pricing and environmental policies in the US, the V6 variant makes up most of Volkswagen's American Touareg offering. Compared to other Volkswagen-branded vehicles sold in the US, which are aimed at the mass market, Touaregs came in more upscale trims and competed with other luxury crossover SUVs.

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