Lately, we are not used to hearing positive stories about the supply of new cars – on the contrary.
But some good news for potential buyers of the premium SUV: more than 1,000 highly sought-after Volkswagen Touaregs were closed for arrival at the company’s showrooms in the second half of 2022.
The company says it has “agreed on Touareg volume priority” with its head office to ensure an influx of high-yield models from a factory in Slovakia and thus make its sales potential in 2022 roughly at the level of the previous two. years.
Demand for the Touaregs has for some time easily outpaced supply – a problem that now affects many more expensive heavy SUVs across the market.
To account for this oversaturation of around 1,000 Touaregs, Volkswagen has supplied buyers with only 199 of them in the first four months of 2022. It sold 1261 of them for the whole of 2021 and 1202 units in 2020.
Director of Volkswagen Passenger Vehicles brand Michał Szanecki said that the arrival of the flagship SUV means that “for the first time in this generation Touareg” the company predicted a supply that almost met demand – still tied to annual sales of more than 2000.
“These are the‘ green sprouts ’that our dealerships and customers have been looking for, and we continue to look for additional volumes for Australia with other model lines,” he said.
“We thank our customers for their patience as we address supply issues in a wide range, and can’t wait to welcome the many new and loyal customers to their Touareg until the new year.”
Volkswagen sales in the Australian range this year fell 35.8 percent to 7,846 units, well below the average volume recently. The company has put this on its feet by hard supply from various sources of vehicles.
Meanwhile, the next evolution of the Touareg will be the emergence of the Volkswagen Touareg R, the brand’s first plug-in hybrid sold here, which will be available for order by the end of 2022.
However, deliveries have been postponed until 2023, originally scheduled for the end of this year. Especially this model, no doubt, is in great demand in Europe, where the rules of CO2 emissions stimulate the habits of buyers.
The petrol transmission of the V6 PHEV Touareg R develops 340 kW and 700 Nm, its battery provides the claimed range of 47 km for EV only, it retains the familiar towing capacity of 3500 kg and reduces the time from zero to 100 km / h to 5.1 seconds.
It will join the current Touareg 170TDI, 210TDI Elegance and 210TDI R-Line priced between $ 87,990, $ 106,990 and $ 116,290 in travel costs respectively.
All use a turbodiesel V6 and an eight-speed 4Motion all-wheel drive automatic transmission. At the bottom, the Touareg shares a lot with the more expensive Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne, given that they are all on the VW MLB Evo platform.