Volkswagen Touareg TDI or Porsche Cayenne Diesel?
Fresh of Volkswagen's fast moving block is the Touareg TDI, the firm's first diesel-powered offering here in Malaysia. Globally renowned for its TDI engines, it's good to see Volkswagen Group Malaysia finally taking the diesel plunge after years and years of delays. Only time will tell whether the letters TDI will be as popular with VW's local following as TSI and DSG are, and with the Amarok pick-up truck due to be released in the near future, it's looking good for Volkswagen.
I'm not that big a fan of diesel engines but I'll have to admit that for heavy SUVs, they make a lot more sense than their equivalent petrol variants. If I'm going to buy a Volkswagen Touareg, I'll walk past the V6 FSI and Hybrid models and go straight to the TDI. The only issue here is though, would I want a Touareg TDI in the first place?
At RM488,888 the new Volkswagen Touareg TDI is priced perilously close to the RM580,000 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, which ofRead More »from The oil-burning question