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Smooth and swanky, VW’s luxurious new Touareg is an old-school charmer

Volkswagen Touareg
Price £46,916
0-62mph 6.2 seconds
Top speed 146mph
MPG 42.8
CO2 173g/km

Fortunately I’ve been to few funerals, but I can’t imagine many will match the rollicking jollity of a service last month to celebrate the life of my friend’s father, Bob Bairamian. The funeral was held in a pretty village in Kent and There was standing room only in the church. He’d been a charismatic and roguish headmaster and ex-pupils, now in their 60s, queued to sing his praises and relive his mischievous escapades. My friend spoke movingly, then a barrister reminisced, followed by a filmmaker from Sydney and then, rather incredibly, a personal message was read out from Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, president of Ghana. Bob always had a surprise up his sleeve. None more so than when we stepped out of the church to toast his memory at a favourite pub to find it had gone up in flames during the service. We looked to the heavens as if somehow Bob must have been behind this final ruse… Continue reading...

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VW Touareg: ‘A heady mix of brains and brawn’ | Martin Love was originally published by Cars | The Guardian. Read the full story by clicking here.

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