AS you’d expect of Volkswagen’s most luxurious SUV, the Touareg is an impressive machine. It shares its basic architecture with the old Porsche Cayenne, but has been tuned to deliver a more relaxing drive.
Only one engine is offered: a V6 diesel with either 201bhp or 258bhp, linked to a smooth auto box. Just be warned that unlike rivals such as the Audi Q7, the Touareg is not available with seven seats.
Price range: £45,295-£51,255 Our pick: 3.0 V6 TDI R-line (£50,095) Engine: 3.0-litre V6 diesel, 258bhp Transmission: 8-spd Tiptronic auto, permanent 4WD Top speed: 140mph Economy: 41.5mpg CO2: 180g/km