2023 Author: Erin Ralphs | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:31
For the first time this car was born in 2002. At that time, the first generation of Volkswagen Tuareg SUVs rolled off the assembly line. Feedback from car owners said that the novelty has become a good alternative to the expensive BMW X5. After 4 years, this car has undergone a slight restyling and so it was produced until 2010. However, despite the fact that the first generation of crossovers is no longer mass-produced, it still remains in demand among many motorists. How did the Germans manage to “instill” such love for the Volkswagen Tuareg SUV? Owner feedback will help us sort this out.
As noted above, many motorists took this SUV as an alternative to the BMW X5. If you look at the car from the inside,you can see a lot of similar details with this model. The design of the cab, the size of the rear windows, the shape of the roof … All this was reminiscent of the relationship between the Tuareg and the Boomer. Being more accessible in the global market, the new Volkswagen crossover quickly gained popularity. Remarkably, the novelty has become cheaper and at the same time less “capricious” in terms of reliability than the BMW X5. Looking at the photo of the first generation Volkswagen Tuareg, we see the formidable and confident appearance of a real SUV. A large radiator grille, a large windshield and a embossed hood do not at all remind of its belonging to the "SUV". The optics borrowed from the Passat passenger car slightly spoils the picture. High ground clearance, slightly raised bumper and large rims give confidence that the car will overcome any road obstacles. In addition, the Volkswagen-Tuareg crossover has air suspension. Owner reviews say that thanks to this system, ground clearance can be increased up to 30 centimeters. Well, what kind of “SUV” is he after that?
Engine specifications - what do car owners say about this?
Volkswagen Tuareg has a very wide range of engines. The crossover can be equipped with two six-cylinder units with a volume of 3.2 and 3.6 liters with a capacity of 220 (after restyling, this figure increased to 241 “horses”) and 276 horsepower, respectively. Eight-cylinder and 12-cylinder petrol engines with 310 and 450 horsepower were also available.respectively.
But that's not all. In addition, the Germans developed three diesel options with a capacity of 174 to 350 horsepower and a displacement of 3 to 5 liters. Such an extensive range of engines allowed motorists to choose the most suitable unit for their taste and budget. Perhaps no one else has such a variety of engines, except for the German Volkswagen-Tuareg crossover.
At the moment, the SUV is only available in used condition. The price for pre-styling versions is about 570 thousand rubles. Cars that survived the restyling of 2006 cost a little more - up to 800 thousand rubles. It should also be noted that the price directly depends on which engine and gearbox the Volkswagen Tuareg is equipped with. Owner reviews claim that the difference in equipment can reach several thousand rubles, so you should choose the right car very carefully.