Volkswagen India introduced the Touareg SUV in the Indian market as a CBU or Completely Built Unit in India last decade. However, it didn’t really sell in good numbers because of the high price tag of Rs. 58.5 lakhs ex-showroom. The luxury SUV was discontinued in India back in 2014. The SUV was available only with a 3.0-litre V6 TDI diesel engine that produced 242 bhp of max power and a peak torque output of 550 Nm. The engine was only offered with 8-speed automatic transmission. Power was transmitted to all four wheels and it came with an air suspension as standard. The SUV came with features like projector headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps, wooden inserts on the dashboard, beige upholstery, dual-zone climate control, off-road modes and much more. However, there are still some examples in the pre-owned market and it is selling for money of a 2020 Hyundai Creta which is a mid-size SUV. Here are three examples of the Touareg that are currently on sale in the used market.
2013 Volkswagen Touareg
The first one on our list is coloured brown and is a second-owner vehicle. The SUV has covered 69,000 km and it is a 2013 model which means that this one is more of the recent ones. The advertisement says that the SUV is on new tyres and is insured till 2022. The vehicle is registered in Haryana. It comes with a moon roof also which should let in a lot of light to the cabin. The vehicle seems pretty clean from the outside. The seller is asking Rs. 16 lakhs and you can get in touch with him by clicking here.
2009 Volkswagen Touareg
The second Touareg is finished in white and is an August 2009 model. The SUV has covered 74,000 km and is located in Chandigarh. It is the first owner vehicle and is non-accidental, according to the advertisement. It is covered by Zero Depreciation, insurance and is registered in Chandigarh. The seller is asking Rs. 13. 95 lakhs and you can call him for more details by clicking here.
2010 Volkswagen Touareg
The last one on our list is also white in colour. It is a first owner vehicle that has covered 57,000 km. The vehicle is registered in Kerala. It is an August 2010 model that is covered by Comprehensive insurance type. The SUV looks in pretty good shape and the seller is asking for Rs. 13.50 lakhs. You can get contact him by clicking here.
Some things that you might need to consider is the high maintenance cost of such luxury vehicles and difficulty in finding spare parts because this generation of the SUV has been discontinued for many years. Then there is the CBU import take which means that it would be even more difficult to source parts. The Touareg was based on PL71 platform of Volkswagen. This is the same platform that underpins other luxurious SUVs such as the Audi Q7 and the Porsche Cayenne. The Touareg could seat 5 persons and be sold for three years. But the SUV wasn’t really able to make a lot of sales.