MUSCAT: Volkswagen Oman, represented by Wattayah Motors, announced that the new Touareg is now available in Oman, with prices starting from RO17,999.

Unveiled at the SUV world premiere in Beijing in 2014, the new Touareg, has been redesigned to offer customers new front and rear designs, new technical features and a wide range of colours and interiors.

The Touareg is one of the world‘s most successful premium-class SUVs. Within a decade, Volkswagen has sold around 720,000 units of the high-class sport utility vehicle; in 2013 alone over 70,000 drivers chose a new Touareg, which combines the best of passenger car comforts and off-road worlds in one model.

The 2015-generation can be identified by the new front and rear designs and by its new colours. In terms of technology, all V6 and V8 models now come equipped with an automatic post-collision braking system (helps prevent a secondary collision in case of an accident), bi-xenon headlights and a coasting function.

Thomas Milz, managing director of Volkswagen Middle East said, “The new Touareg enjoys a refreshed exterior in addition to exciting new technical additions such as the Start-Stop 1.6 with neutral when rolling. A leader in the premium SUV sector, the latest Touareg offers its audience an economical drive experience, whether on or off-road.

“Thanks to a stylish design and smart technology, the Touareg is a luxurious crossover SUV without compromise, as comfortable off-road as it is on the region’s highways. As a result the Touareg has enjoyed continued success in our market and we anticipate its popularity will continue with the arrival of the new model.”

Andrew Squires, general manager at Wattayah Motors said, “With the launch of the new Touareg, its iconic status as one of the most loved SUVs in the region will only continue to grow. Anyone who has driven a Touareg has been quick to discover just how it redefines the SUV market with its contemporary design and myriad of innovative driver assistance and safety systems. The new model’s improved specifications and technological updates will ensure it remains an industry pioneer. I am confident that with its arrival many more of our customers will be able to discover just what sets the Touareg apart from the competition.”

The front-end design of the Touareg was completely re-developed. Especially distinctive are the headlights which are now larger; moreover, bi-xenon headlights as standard and the newly designed LED daytime running lights, available from the SEL package onwards.

The trapezoid-shaped lights create a line towards the re-designed radiator grille in the middle of the vehicle. In contrast to the previous model, the grille is trimmed with four transverse chrome fins instead of two; the two lower fins are visually extended into the headlights.