VW planning third SUV
Volkswagen is planning to extend its existing line-up of four-wheel drives with a new mid-sized seven-seat offering to slot between the Tiguan and Touareg.
The new model, which could go on sale in 2011, has been conceived as a rival to Volvo’s recently introduced XC60. But rather than using the same platform as Audi’s upcoming Q5, the VW will be built on a modified version of the next-generation Passat, known internally as PQ47. Continue reading VW planning third SUV
Volkswagen Touareg R50 takes on Porsche’s Cayenne
Volkswagen is taking its R-series of hopped-up rides to the next extreme with the release of the Touareg R50 next week at the Australian International Motor Show. V-Dub claims that the R50 will be one of the most powerful SUVs on the market, producing 313 HP and 553 lb.-ft. of torque from its retuned V10 TDI. The R-treatment also includes upgraded wheels wrapped in high performance rubber, a revised suspension, some VW Individual aero bits and a restyled interior. Continue reading Volkswagen Touareg R50 takes on Porsche’s Cayenne