As a conclusion to the mid-term of our long-term test of the VW Touareg we could try the iconic slogan, the VW anno 1963 for the beetle took advantage of: “It runs and runs and runs …” But it’s not so easy. In fact, the Touareg has left us during the past seven months never let you down. And, as before, he like us, thanks to air suspension, excellent Seats, a masterful three-liter Turbodiesel with excellent long qualities of the route, surprisingly agile handling and spacious interior.

Still, the sky is not only full of violins. For example, there is the sheer width. Despite the haughty appearance of the Touareg defies its mighty dimensions quite well. However, on the Parking 1.98 metres wide (including to worry about. Exterior mirror 2.19 m) in between, but for easy Gegrummel. Not when Maneuvering, this works thanks to four-wheel steering is good, but quite banal when getting in and out. Since every inch of circumference of the abdomen takes revenge too much.

Infinite programming possibilities

And if we are – Weil’s nothing Rough to the Filthy – when you Blaspheme in Detail are driving With the VW Touareg easy and feel good? Hardly. First of all, you should take the time and him with the desired driver profile, and the personal preferences of programming – without intensive Study of the operating instructions is impossible. Then it works quite well, and you can adjust the Layout of the digital cockpit, tailored to his wishes. Buttons are a thing of the past. Instead, the drivers on the huge 15-inch Monitor, for example, to a total of eleven operating levels may (!) four topics in four tiles prominently highlight. A total of 60’000 variants should be possible; the Calculation, we have saved us. All of the settings for engine, 8-speed automatic, air suspension and various off-road driving programs. In short: an Infinite number of ways the vehicle is set on desires one has, as yet, never cherished …

No question about it: Anyone looking for a large SUV and is ready to reach deep in the bag, with the VW Touareg is very well supported. He is a Jack of all trades, noble, and are technically Mature. And he runs and runs and runs …

drivetrain: 3.0 l V6 turbo diesel, 286 HP, 600 Nm, from 2250/min, 8-speed automatic, 4×4.

performance: 0-100 km/h in 6.1 s, top 235 km/h.

dimensions: length/width/height 4,88/1,98/1,70 m, weight: 2463 kg, loading space 810 to 1800 litres.

environment: work/test consumption: 6,6/7,9 l/100 km = 173/209 g/km of CO2, energy efficiency F.

standard equipment: Climatronic, roof rails, Desiagnpaket “R”, electrical rear lid release from inside, navigation system “Discover Pro”, leather multifunction steering wheel, heated, with Tiptronic, 8-speed automatic

options, the test car: air suspension and all-wheel steering, automatic distance control with traffic jam assistant, spuhalte assistant, electrically adjustable massage front seats, power closing for doors, Keyless-Go, digital Innovision Cockpit, LED Matrix headlights, a 90-litre fuel Tank, 21-inch Alufelegn, including:

list price: from 83 to 400 francs, test car incl. Options 110 467 Fr.