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Spotted: Volkswagen New Touraeg

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There is an understated elegance to the Touareg that Volkswagen hopes Indian buyers will appreciate.

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The sober cousin of the Porsche Cayenne, the Touareg will be launched at the Auto Expo 2012 and prices are likely to start at Rs 55 lakh. 20111216_090839__ND33226.jpgYou can identify the Touareg as a VW from a mile away and the styling on the whole is quite handsome. There is an abundance of space inside and quality should conform to VW

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The family nose on the Touareg looks a little out of place IMHO. And those wheels are a joke. Apart from that, one can expect poor sales from this capable and fantastic vehicle as usual.. Sad.

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Congrates on your discovery. To complement it i am posting an interesting news here.

VW Touareg TDI sets lonely record on World's Longest Highway

Volkswagen can now lay claim to another world record thanks to the efforts of off-road driver Rainer Zietlow and his team of adventurers. The crew packed into a Volkswagen Touareg TDI and covered the entire span of the Pan-American Highway from start to finish in 11 days, 17 hours and 22 minutes. The trip covered 14 countries and 16,000 miles of near non-stop driving. TUV NORD Mobility verified the time, which beat out the previous record holder by a full three days.

The journey began on July 2 in the southernmost portion of Argentina and clipped through a variety of challenging conditions. The team faced a sandstorm in Chile and treacherous muddy roads in Alaska, but preplanned fuel stops helped cut the team's time down as much as possible.

Zietlow and his teammates also played a bit of a philanthropic role by donating 10 cents for every kilometer traveled to two Latin American villages to help combat childhood poverty

Source:http://www.autoblog.com/2011/07/20/vw-touareg-tdi-sets-lonely-record-on-worlds-longest-highway-w/

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