2011 Touareg another winner for VW

VW tweaks the 2011 Touareg and makes a great SUV even better. Lighter, faster and better looking all around, VW has another winner on their hands.

From Car and Driver:

Speculation surrounding the 2011 Volkswagen Touareg and its corporate cousin, the Porsche Cayenne, has been that the two were going to cut some of their off-road capability in their redesigns, as it was widely derided as useless. However, as the Geneva auto show nears—and therefore the two vehicles’ public debuts—information is appearing to the contrary.

Like Porsche claims regarding the Cayenne, Volkswagen says the next-generation Touareg will be upwards of 400 pounds lighter in some trims—base models will be 460 pounds lighter. Although VW does not say from where that weight savings comes, Porsche has said the Cayenne will use aluminum for the doors, hood, fenders, and some suspension components. VW hasn’t confirmed it, but we expect the same is true for the Touareg.

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