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VW Recalls Over 57,000 Touareg Diesels From Around The World 13
Posted by Brad Anderson in diesel, Recalls, Reports, SUV, VW, VW Touareg on 12 13th, 2017

Volkswagen will recall over 57,000 Touareg vehicles globally after Germany’s KBA automotive watchdog discovered that the 3.0-liter diesel engine used by the SUV has two illegal emissions control devices.

The recall affects Touaregs with the Euro 6 diesel engine, of which there are 57,600 vehicles globally. Reuters states that 25,800 of these are located in Germany.

In a statement, KBA confirmed the recall was ordered on December 8.

“Two inadmissible switch-off devices were found upon examination of the VW Touareg 3.0-litre diesel Euro 6 by the Federal Motor Vehicle Authority,” the watchdog confirmed.

KBA claims that the Touareg in question had an emissions-lowering program that was activated when the vehicle was examined on roller-beds under the new European driving cycle. Additionally, Touareg modes with selective catalytic reduction systems were found to illegally restrict the use of AdBlue.

In July, authorities in Germany announced a recall of 22,000 diesel-powered Porsche Cayenne models in Europe upon discovering similar emissions control devices.


VW Adds 74,000 Touaregs To Porsche Cayenne Fuel Leak Recall 9
Posted by Carscoops Staff in NHTSA, porsche, Porsche Cayenne, Recalls, VW, VW Touareg on 10 9th, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, Porsche announced it was recalling a number of first-generation Cayennes. Now Volkswagen is following suit by recalling the Touareg for the same reason.
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Volkswagen R Lineup Set To Grow, Four New Models Could Be In The Pipeline 30
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Reports, VW, VW Arteon, VW Golf R, VW T-Roc, VW Tiguan, VW Touareg on 08 30th, 2017

The Volkswagen R lineup is a shadow of its former self but that could soon be changing.
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New Volkswagen Touareg To Be Unveiled Later This Year 23
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Reports, VW, VW Touareg on 08 23rd, 2017

The Volkswagen Touareg was recently spotted undergoing testing on the Autobahn and now the automaker has confirmed the next-generation model will be introduced later this year.
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U Spy The 2019 VW Touareg Testing On The Autobahn 21
Posted by Brad Anderson in Scoops, SUV, U Spy, VW, VW Scoops, VW Touareg on 08 21st, 2017

The next-generation Volkswagen Touareg has been scooped testing on the Autobahn prior to its debut later this year or in early 2018.
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Wave Goodbye To The VW Touareg, America 12
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Reports, VW, VW Touareg on 07 12th, 2017

Like most automakers, Volkswagen is rolling out a growing array of crossover SUVs. But the one that started it all for the mass-market German automaker is being phased out.
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VW Reveals Production Dates For New Polo, T-Roc, Touareg And Jetta 8
Posted by Brad Anderson in Reports, SUV, VW, VW Jetta, VW Phideon, VW Polo, VW T-Roc, VW Touareg on 05 8th, 2017

At Volkswagen’s annual meeting in Wolfsburg, Germany, the company announced a number of key production dates for its latest models.
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VW Agrees To Fix Or Buy Back Another 78k Diesel Vehicles In US 17
Posted by Carscoops Staff in audi, Audi A6, Audi A7, Audi A8, Audi Q7, diesel, porsche, Porsche Cayenne, TDI, VW, VW Touareg on 02 17th, 2017

The bills keep piling up in Wolfsburg over the ongoing saga of the diesel emissions scandal. Now Volkswagen can add another $1.4 billion to the heap as it has agreed to fix or buy back more vehicles.
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VW Agrees To Fix Or Buy Back Another 78k Diesel Vehicles In US 17
Posted by Carscoops Staff in audi, Audi A6, Audi A7, Audi A8, Audi Q7, diesel, porsche, Porsche Cayenne, TDI, VW, VW Touareg on 02 17th, 2017

The bills keep piling up in Wolfsburg over the ongoing saga of the diesel emissions scandal. Now Volkswagen can add another $1.4 billion to the heap as it has agreed to fix or buy back more vehicles.
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All-New 2019 VW Touareg Is Pretty Much The Production T-Prime Concept 15
Posted by John Halas in Scoops, VW, VW Scoops, VW Touareg on 02 15th, 2017

These are the latest spy shots of Volkswagen’s new flagship model that will likely keep the Touareg nameplate, but move up the proverbial ladder in the brand’s range.
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All-New Volkswagen Touareg To Become More Luxurious, 2017 Presentation Is Likely 7
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Hybrids, PHEV, Reports, SUV, VW, VW Touareg on 02 7th, 2017

Having been around since 2010, the current Volkswagen Touareg is starting to show its age, but the Germans already have a successor in the pipeline.
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VW Reaches $1.2 Billion Settlement Agreement On 3.0L TDI Models In The US 1
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in audi, Audi A6, Audi A7, Audi A8, Audi Q5, Audi Q7, diesel, porsche, Porsche Cayenne, Reports, VW, VW Touareg on 02 1st, 2017

The VW Group announced it has reached a settlement agreement for fixing or buying back vehicles powered by the rigged 3.0-litre TDI V6 engine.
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Volkswagen Of America’s Sales Increase By 24.2% In November 3
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Reports, VW, VW Beetle, VW CC, VW Golf, VW Jetta, VW Passat, VW Tiguan, VW Touareg on 12 3rd, 2016

Volkswagen delivered 29,672 units in the US in November 2016, recording a 24.2% increased over the same month last year when it sold 23,882 vehicles.

The brand’s best-seller was the Jetta Sedan, which accounted for 10,212 units, followed by the Golf lineup at 6,484, and the Passat, with 6,441 examples delivered.

Being left out of the podium, the Volkswagen Tiguan settled for fourth place, with 4,516 units, while just 348 customers selected its larger and more expensive sibling, the Touareg.

The cheating emissions scandal, which has made some consumers lose interest in Volkswagen Group-made vehicles, has left deep scars on the German giant’s sales in the Americas. In the first 11 months of the year, sales dropped by 10.29 percent, to 285,719.

The Jetta family was, again, the favored choice, as it captured first place with 108,028 deliveries, followed by the Passat, with 65,761, and the Golf lineup, which accounted for 51,719.

Without counting in the Jetta SportWagen, which has been transformed into the Golf SportWagen, or the discontinued Eos, the biggest drop was recorded by the CC (-49.3 percent), the Beetle Convertible (-42.6 percent) and the Touareg (-41.6 percent) – all figures year-to-date. The Tiguan is  the only model in the brand’s lineup that witnessed a YTD sales increase at 23 percent.


As The V10 Becomes Extinct, These Are The Ones That Rocked Our World 12
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Audi R8, Audi S8, BMW M5, BMW M6, Dodge Viper, Ford Excursion, Lamborghini Gallardo, Lamborghini Huracan, Lexus LFA, Porsche Carrera GT, RAM, Spotlight, VW Touareg on 09 12th, 2016

Since rising to prominence in the Dodge Viper, the V10 has since been championed by automakers around the world, from Michigan to Germany, Italy and even Japan. It’s made its way into supercars and performance sedans, into F1 racers, and even a handful of pickups and SUVs.

Sadly, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles discontinued its heavy-duty truck V10 several years ago. And with the demise of the latest Viper, the ten-pot engine has left the building in Auburn Hills. But Chrysler was only the latest automaker to sweep its ten-cylinder engine into the dustbin of history, leaving just one automaker (and one of its subsidiaries) still producing engines in that format. Fire up all ten pistons and join us for a retrospective below.


Credit Chrysler with bringing the V10 to the fore. No, we don’t mean Fiat Chrysler or DaimlerChrysler. Those parent companies might never have rubber-stamped such an audacious move as Chrysler did back when it was still independent in the 1990s. Following the development of the first prototypes in 1989, the first-generation Dodge Viper reached production in 1992 with an 8.0-liter V10, and over the course of the decades since, displacement has grown slightly to 8.4 liters and output has increased dramatically – from 400 hp in its first iteration to 640 in its latest.

Dodge also slotted the Viper’s V10 into the Ram 1500 to make for one heck of a super-truck, but that wasn’t the only V10 offered in the pickup. A second version of the Viper’s engine was developed for more torque but less power and offered in the 2500- and 3500-series heavy duty Ram, but was discontinued after 2002 and replaced by a 6.4-liter version of the company’s reborn Hemi V8.


That Lamborghini was the next automaker to come out with a V10 engine was no accident. Chrysler owned Lamborghini from 1987 through 1994, and tasked the Italian supercar manufacturer with helping to develop the new ten-cylinder engine for the Viper. The engineers in Sant’Agata then set about making their own version, albeit considerably smaller and higher-strung, for the Gallardo.

Displacing 5.0 liters, the original Gallardo’s V10 produced a solid 493 hp and increased incrementally all the way up to 562 hp and 5.2 liters before the Huracan replaced it. Now producing over 600 hp, the Huracan’s is one of the few V10s still in production.


Chrysler sold Lamborghini in 1994 and the company passed through several hands before Audi picked it up in 1999. It didn’t take long for the new German parent to make use of the design as well, slotting its 5.0 liters first into the S6 and S8 sedans, then twin-turbocharging it for the RS6 before using the 5.2-liter version into the R8. Audi manufacturers the V10 for Lamborghini as well, making it the only automaker in the industry still producing a ten-cylinder engine.


Parent company to both Audi and Lamborghini, Volkswagen offered its own take on the V10 engine as well – but its version was fueled by diesel. Displacing 4.9 and then 5.0 liters, VW’s V10 TDI was offered in both the Phaeton sedan and Touareg crossover, producing as much as 345 hp and a massive 627 lb-ft of torque – giving it as much power as the gasoline-burning V8 but nearly twice as much torque. The last time the engine was offered, though, was in 2010.


Porsche’s V10 engine owed nothing to the Volkswagen Group’s other ten-cylinder engines, and in fact ceased production a couple of years before the two companies merged. The engine was initially designed to run at Le Mans, then redesigned for Formula One. But both projects were shelved and the 5.7-liter V10 found a new home in the road-going form of the Carrera GT. Even in street-legal form, Porsche’s ten-cylinder engine revved all the way up to 8,400 rpm, and used up almost that entire range to develop its 612 hp. 1,270 examples of the Carrera GT were produced between 2003 and 2007, after which the powerplant designated 980 was retired.


Not to be outdone by its rivals, BMW came out with a V10 of its own in 2005. Codenamed S85, the 5.0-liter engine produced 500 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque and provided the motivation for the E60-generation M5 and the E63/64-gen M6. Boutique sportscar manufacturer Wiesmann used it briefly as well, but the engine was retired in 2010, and the M5 and M6 were replaced with new models powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 producing a bit more power but lots more torque.


Lexus took its sweet time developing its own halo supercar, starting development at the turn of millennium and entering production at the end of 2010. But the finished product proved worth the wait, packing an entirely unique 4.8-liter V10 good for 560 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. Only 500 examples were completed over the course of two years, after which the engine was retired along with the supercar.


Ford also developed a V10. Like its cross-town rival’s, it was big, but like Volkswagen, it was a diesel. The Blue Oval’s ten-pot was an extension of its modular Triton series, most of whose members packed eight cylinders. But in ten-cylinder form, it displaced 6.8 liters. The engine initially produced 310 hp and 425 lb-ft of torque, and was later augmented to 362 hp and 457 lb-ft. Ford fittingly offered the Triton V10 in the Excursion, a sport-ute slotted above the Expedition, and dwarfed even the Suburban. It’s also been part of the F-Series Super Duty pickup line and E-Series for well over a decade now, but these days it’s only offered on commercial vehicles.


The road isn’t the only place where we’ve been able to see 10-cylinder automobiles. There’ve been even more developed specifically for racing – in no series more prevalent than in Formula One. The FIA instituted 3.0-liter V10 engines for F1 in 2000, replacing the previous V12 engines, until they were replaced in kind by smaller 2.4-liter V8s in 2006.

Several V10s have been designed to race at Le Mans and in its associated series as well. Peugeot ran one in the 905 as early as 1990. Toyota ran one the next season. Racing engine constructor Judd had one as well. The aforementioned engine that ultimately ended up powering the Carrera GT was originally designed for Le Mans. And the Audi R15 TDI that won Le Mans in 2010 used a diesel V10 as well.

For better or worse, though, the current crop of racers in both F1 and Le Mans have long since abandoned the V10 – just as most automakers have for their road cars. Praise Audi and Lamborghini, then, for keeping theirs alive and ticking.

Audi, Porsche Report New US Heights In August, VW Sales Drop Again 7
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, audi a3, Audi A4, Audi Q3, Audi Q5, Audi Q7, porsche, Porsche Cayenne, Porsche Macan, Reports, VW, VW Golf, VW Jetta, VW Passat, VW Tiguan, VW Touareg on 09 7th, 2016

Audi continues its record sales streak in the United States for the 68th (!) consecutive month by announcing the best-ever numbers in the brand's local history.
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