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Old 08-18-2016, 01:00 AM
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Even if you compare the Toefungus to vehicles that is supposedly as capable as, it still does not win.

Touareg versus Grand Cherokee? Grand Cherokee hands down.
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Old 08-18-2016, 07:41 AM
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Thats what i mean, people would more likely get a used Audi or BMW instead of a brand new VW Touareg regardless of how well it is priced. Same issues that Infinity faces in most markets.

Volkswagens surprise hit (for me at least) in Australia has been the Amarok truck - its among the best sellers, just behind the likes Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux.
That makes me think that if Volkswagen offered a more traditional, tough type of large SUV as a more upmarket alternative to the Ford Everest/Explorer and Landcruiser it could fair better.
http://www.carscoops.com/2016/08/vw-...in-amarok.html

Probably not so far away...
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Old 08-18-2016, 09:45 AM
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Fantastic! I hope it happens.
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:24 AM
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http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/n...n-7924018.html

Patent drawings leaked. Again, very few surprises, looking mostly like a facelift of the current car, that again already looked like a facelift of the first generation. Alternatively looking, you could say it looks like a Tiguan XL. Or a VW-ized Audi Q7 (which it actually is). Anyway, loyal customers will like it, but somehow I think it the wide range of VAG cross overs this might end up as lost as the current model is....

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Old 10-18-2016, 10:01 AM
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Looks ugly (front), bland (the rest) and at least a decade old (the current model looks fresher). Not exactly an improvement then.
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Old 10-18-2016, 01:29 PM
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This one needs to stay in Europe. There is no point to the Touareg in the USA with the new Atlas arriving. The Touareg has always been a good $20K overpriced and it really isn't that great of a vehicle in any way. It simply makes no sense to have an Audi-priced product with a VW badge.
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Old 10-18-2016, 04:18 PM
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[url]Alternatively looking, you could say it looks like a Tiguan XL.
The Tiguan already comes in SWB and LWB forms in Europe, right? Agree w/ you that there is likely no purpose of this car, esp w/ the Atlas coming out....
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Old 10-18-2016, 05:44 PM
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its a cash cow so they keep making it, just like Toyota doesn't need the Land Cruiser given they sell the much cheaper Sequoia and Mercedes doesn't need the G class given they have the GLE in that size segment. R&D is already spent on the Q7/Cayenne.
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Old 10-18-2016, 06:34 PM
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its a cash cow so they keep making it, just like Toyota doesn't need the Land Cruiser given they sell the much cheaper Sequoia and Mercedes doesn't need the G class given they have the GLE in that size segment. R&D is already spent on the Q7/Cayenne.
AFAIK, the Sequoia and Land Cruiser don't share a chassis or compete in the same class, and the GLE and G-Wagon DEFINITELY don't share mechanicals (for aside from maybe engines in the AMG version) or compete in the same class.

Perhaps NY is different, but the Toureg isn't really a common sight in LA, and the Macan isn't that much more expensive. IMHO, there's no point in the Toureg.
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:50 PM
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Those are not patent images of the new Touareg. They're for the T-Prime concept. The detailing is identical. VW would water it down at least marginally.



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