*With the wind behind it. Official top speed now stands at 198mph – which is still very fast
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The Top Gear car review:Volkswagen Touareg
For:Quality and size of interior, no need for bigger engines
Against:Same-price rivals wear more premium badges
What is it?
Volkswagen’s answer to the Audi Q7, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz M-Class and the Porsche Cayenne. That’s a heavyweight battle if ever there was one. The current Touareg is the second-generation of the car and it is significantly better than the old model. Cabin ambience and quality have leapt forward, while an extreme weight-loss diet means the big SUV is more efficient than ever. A range of diesel engines are complemented by a hybrid version, though that’s a bit rubbish.
The fastest3.0 V6 TDI BlueMotion Tech 262 R Line 5dr Tip Auto
The cheapest3.0 V6 TDI BlueMtn Tech 262 Response 5dr Tip Auto
The greenest3.0 V6 TDI BlueMotion Tec R Line Plus 5dr Tip Auto