Volkswagen uses its diesel technology extensively in Europe, but has been barred from selling diesel cars in many U.S. states because of emissions regulations. New technology to clean up these emissions has opened up the market for Volkswagen.
The Touareg is Volkswagen's biggest SUV. Unlike SUVs from U.S. automakers that are largely derived from trucks, the Touareg's curved lines give it a more modern look. It also uses an independent suspension, but still has rugged characteristics.