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Volkswagen Touareg TDI wins Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year

After first being named "Best New SUV/CUV ($35,000 to $60,000)" in the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada's annual "Test Fest" last fall (beating the X1, Durango, Explorer and Evoque), the 2012 Touareg TDI was named overall Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year.

The Touareg beat out the BMW X3 (Best New SUV/CUV over $60k) and the Dodge Journey (Best New SUV/CUV under 35K).

More after the jump.

"Winning this award is a tremendous honour, said Mr. John White, President of Volkswagen Canada. "The Volkswagen Touareg is extremely capable both on and off road, and surrounds its passengers in comfort and luxury. We are very pleased to be recognized for all of the hard work our engineers and designers have put in."

The Touareg TDI features a 3.0L V6 diesel mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Power output is rated at 225hp and 406 lb/ft. of torque. Despite the power and the mass (it weighs about 5000lbs.), fuel consumption is a relatively modest 11.2L city, 6.8L highway.

The Touareg TDI starts at $53,575.

[Source: AJAC]

Reader Comments (4)

touareg features are very nice
Feb 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkanaka
Volkswagen's new invention that is the Volkswagen Touareg TDI wins Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year. This car is really looking stylish and luxurious. As we wish to run this car smoothly we have to maintain it and have to repair it from good repair centers. .
Jun 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDanish Rich
Really a nice car this is. I have gone through this post it is a good article and helping too. I have seen all images of it and these are awesome. Actually I have a doubt that as every car makers are interested in making electric cars and Volkswagen also but as we know these electric cars are not delivering the output that is no environment pollution for which they are made for so what is the next step to be taken by the Volkswagen team to made it interactive. .
Jul 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDanish Albert
Volkswagen is one of the leading automotive farm in the world. It is better known for its reliable and stylish car models. Volkswagen Vento, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Polo are such nice models that anyone if buy one of these car, then he/she can get the full worth of his/her money.
The snap of the Volkswagen is looking very attractive and I think a best one to buy. Its exterior looks is just stunning to watch. I really like have a vehicle like this.
Aug 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMartin Crow

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