Plan To Pick Up SUV With A Crane Goes From Bad To Catastrophic Failure

Crane-style tow trucks are pretty common in places where space is limited. Even though this particular one seems to have plenty of room to operate; whoever hooked up this Volkswagen Touareg did just about everything wrong. » 12/10/14 3:30pm 12/10/14 3:30pm

Watch A Diesel Volkswagen SUV Obliterate A Chevy Truck In A Tug-Of-War

Man, it's been a rough couple of weeks for Chevy trucks. First one gets publicly humiliated by a Dodge truck in a tug-of-war that was probably allowed to go on too long, and now another one gets soundly trumped by some German engineering. » 12/31/12 10:00am 12/31/12 10:00am

Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 Qatar: A Dakar Racer For The Streets

Some concept cars merely glisten in the pinpoint spotlights, others could handle serious business if only some auto exec would get drunk enough to let it loose. Volkswagen's Race Touareg 3 Qatar concept is the latter, minus the drunk exec. » 1/26/11 1:30pm 1/26/11 1:30pm

Red Bull VW Race Touareg 3 Is One Badass Beast

Rarely do "Touareg" and "Badass" exist in the same headline, but the freshly-unveiled diesel-powered Red Bull VW Race Touareg 3 justifies the verbiage. The purpose-built racer's destined for the Dakar Rally, VW badges and all. » 8/24/10 10:15am 8/24/10 10:15am

Welcome To The People's-Car Machine

This is Volkswagen's car-shuffling Autostadt storage facility as seen from the top of its massive robotic arm. The 800-vehicle tower acts as a holding tank for completed VWs awaiting delivery. Want to ride it? You can. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) » 4/20/10 3:45pm 4/20/10 3:45pm

Oh Good Grief: 2011 VW Touareg Hybrid Is Less Efficient Than The Diesel

Plan for German world domination 2.0: Ze silly Yankees vill not buy our clean, efficient diesels. So! Ve vill give them what they vant! A less fuel-efficient 2011 VW Touareg Hybrid. Hail mindless consumerism! » 2/11/10 10:00am 2/11/10 10:00am

If Only The Real 2011 VW Touareg Was This Small

Two shots of a toy based on the 2011 VW Touareg way ahead of the Geneva Motor Show in March. What do they reveal? A VW Golf grille on a 2011 Porsche Cayenne. Or is that the other way around? » 1/27/10 3:00pm 1/27/10 3:00pm

Volkswagen Touareg V12 TDI Baja Racer

VW launched into another class of Baja today as it released it's Touareg » 11/19/08 5:00pm 11/19/08 5:00pm Baja Racer at the . Racing along the same 630 miles of desert peninsula as the ever popular , this Trophy Truck packs a 542 HP 5.5 liter V12 turbodiesel powerhouse motivating only the rear wheels to kick up some thick, dusty awesome. A tubular…

DARPA Winner's Victory Lap To End At Smithsonian

The Volkswagen Touareg that was crowned as the first DARPA Grand Challenge winner in 2005 (the first challenge was in 2004, but no winners were crowned) is making a grand tour that will eventually lead the fully autonomous vehicle to the top dog of museums, the Smithsonian. The Touareg was nicknamed "Stanley" since… » 6/23/08 3:00pm 6/23/08 3:00pm

VW Jumps On Dirt Car Art Bandwagon With Touareg Ad

Volkswagen, always being one with the hip kids across the Internet, has jumped on one of the popular Internet trends from a couple years back: dirt car art. When "wash me" was too dull, artists like Scott Wade began taking the dirt-coated windows and creating some pretty spectacular designs and now Volkswagen has done… » 5/13/08 3:00pm 5/13/08 3:00pm

VW Touareg Gets Military Makeover

It looks like the German military have adopted the Volkswagen Touareg as a light reconnaissance vehicle. Our second favorite part, after the machine gun, is the matte green paint and blacked out fascia. It looks so good VW should offer this as an option. [Via CarScoop]


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Wild Russian SUV Has Identity Crisis


We've seen questionable Porsche Cayennes out of Ruskie tuning shops before, but this one takes the cake - especially since we're pretty sure it's a VW Touareg. This abomination with a split personality comes once again from English Russia and between the mildly interesting front end and the horror show that is the… » 1/22/08 2:00pm 1/22/08 2:00pm

VW Touareg R50 Looking To Take On Porsche Cayenne?

Volkswagen just announced plans to release the new Touareg R50 — the third in VW's series of R-labeled vehicles — at the Australian Motor Show next week. We're told it'll come with a retuned V10 TDI capable of producing more than 313 HP and 553 lb-ft of torque. Although VW hasn't yet released specific power details,… » 10/04/07 8:15am 10/04/07 8:15am

Matt Damon Takes On Touareg 2 In New "Bourne Ultimatum" Commercial From…


Seems like VW's merging their involvement with product placement in the new Jason Bourne movie with their "Safe Happens" ad campaign. The result is — umm — err — interesting? Our only question is if the "fourth wall" is the imaginary invisible wall at the front of the stage, which wall is this breaking if it's… » 7/27/07 3:30pm 7/27/07 3:30pm

Confirmed: Volkswagen Building R Touareg

According to Holland's AutoTelegraaf, an overzealous media employee spilled the beans on a closely guarded secret among V-dub brass. That is, the company is building an R edition of its Touareg SUV. Not a mere R Line appearance package, like the Touareg above, this is a real R-spec performance truck, with a tweaked… » 2/19/07 2:56pm 2/19/07 2:56pm

Clobberin' TIme: VW Touareg to Be First Among VW Hybrids

At the Frankfurt auto show in 2005, in between shots of espresso and facefulls of the Official Media Center Vegetable Soup, we heard from Porsche that the company was working on a hybrid-drive system for its Cayenne SUV and those that share its platform — that's Volkswagen Touareg and Audi Q7. It was a five-year… » 1/29/07 11:18am 1/29/07 11:18am

Tugging The Heavy Stuff: More on the Touareg 747 Tow

Turns out that Fifth Gear was in on Volkwagen's 747-towing stunt at Dunsfold airfield that we mentioned a while back. 155 tons, in a basically bone-stock vehicle. We don't care if it was a PR stunt by VW, we still think it's pretty rad. Now we wanna see someone try it with a Rabbit diesel pickup. » 12/04/06 8:45pm 12/04/06 8:45pm

R Line: Accessory Packages for Euro V-Dubs

Volkswagen Individual, the company's in-house accessories shop for European tweakers, revealed its R line models at the Essen show last week, with such packages planned for the Golf, Touran minivan, Passat and Touareg SUV. Some might say the company is irreparably diluting its R performance brand (whither the new R32… » 12/04/06 8:09am 12/04/06 8:09am

Ad Watch: The Touareg Side Mirrors Are Good For Looking At Hot Ass

Here's a new ad by the folks over at Crispin Porter + Crashsky for VDub's hard-to-pronounce SUV — featuring not only how to use its retractable mirrors, but the only reason we can think of for why a woman would want to sleep with the guy in the commercial. I mean, who wouldn't want to sleep with a guy who can move… » 11/28/06 7:52am 11/28/06 7:52am