Since the Porsche Cayenne, Audi Q7 and BMW X5 have now become household names, it isn't surprising that Volkswagen wants to get its share of the pie too. Now there's a new Touareg and it's most definitely going to make an appearance at the Auto Expo 2012. The 'new' bit in the Touareg refers to the new front-end that is in sync with all the current-gen Volkswagen models and also a new range of engines. Likelier options will be the 225 bhp 3.0 TDI engine followed by a 3.0 V6 that produces 280 bhp. Both motors will be paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox and will of course, duly receive the standard fare of SUV party tricks.
The much-discussed New Beetle will be officially launched in India at the Expo. Among the engine options will be a 2.0-litre 140 bhp diesel (same as on the Jetta/Passat), a 2.0 TSI petrol paired with a six-speed auto 'box and, if we're lucky, the 2.5-litre, 170 bhp petrol with a 5-speed manual transmission. Unlike the older, New Beetle, the interiors on the 2012 Beetle will be in tune with the current Volkswagen family, the previous car being nearly a decade old when it was launched in India. Hopefully, the new Beetle will have a more enthusiastic run than its predecessor.
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