Meet Volkswagen’s Most Powerful Diesel SUV: 421 PS Touareg V8

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Volkswagen Touareg V8 TDI will make its global debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show with a V8 capable of 421 PS and 900 Nm

Volkswagen has announced the global premiere of the new Touareg V8 TDI at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show hosted between March 7 and 17. The SUV has the most powerful diesel engine fitted by any German brand as it makes 421 PS with the maximum torque reaching the “level of a super sports car” at 900 Nm.

The automaker claims that the new flagship vehicle will provide superior driving characteristics at any speed and will enter international markets towards the end of May 2019. The Volkswagen Touareg V8 TDI has top speed of 250 kmph and the brute performance numbers will help it accelerate from zero to 100 kmph in just under 5 seconds.

Complying with the stringent Euro 6d-TEMP emission standard, the performance-based premium SUV can be had in either the standard Elegance design package or the Atmosphere package. The former boasts a “technical” interior design with the domination of metal and cool colour tones while the Atmosphere has a warm interior theme with wood and natural tones.

Volkswagen Touareg V8 TDI

The upscale cabin also comes with leather-finished seats and door trims in both the packages and is said to provide an avant-garde comfort zone. The Innovision Cockpit screen has glass-covered surfaces while tanned leathers, wood application, aluminium and chrome detailing further up the high quality feel of the spurred up Touareg.

The Atmosphere design package has a narrow strip made of curved beam wood and it extends over the entire width of the dashboard while a wood application curved as one part and made of ash follows the shape of the dash. It also features a whole host of driver assistance and safety technologies including Night Vision, Traffic Jam and Roadwork Lane Assist, Front Cross Traffic Assist, active all-wheel steering system, roll stabilisation system and LED matrix headlight.

Volkswagen engineers have not just increased the performance figures, but compared to the V6 versions, they have added air suspension, electrically operated boot lid, more comfortable seats,, stainless steel pedals, auto-dimming ORVMs, automatic headlights, 19-inch Tirano alloy wheels, etc.