Newsletter January 2015
Newsletter January 2015
  Dear name,

It is hard to believe that 2014 is over and the holiday’s are only a memory. We trust that you are well rested and ready to head into 2015! It is a new year and new possibilities lie ahead for you here at Mossel Bay Volkswagen. 2015 will be an extremely eventful year for us with the addition of two brand new model ranges to our line-up, namely the highly acclaimed Up! in February followed a few months later by the Golf Sportsvan. In addition we can look forward to many model enhancements/new model derivatives and of course the launch of the brand new Passat towards the end of the year.

We will keep you informed in the coming months so stay close to your inbox!

We have exciting news to start the year with: The New Touareg has been launched and below are all the details for your reading pleasure. Enjoy the read and welcome back.

The New Touareg

With a luxuriously redesigned interior and bold exterior enhancements, the New Touareg takes to the road with one goal - to redefine the sports utility vehicle once again.

The New Touareg comes in four models for you to choose from: the 3.6 V6 FSI Elegance, 3.0 V6 TDI Luxury, 3.0 V6 TDI Escape and the 4.2 V8 TDI Executive.

Each vehicle offers unique styling and specs possibilities.

There are exciting Optional Extras for your consideration:

  • Area View camera which gives you a 360° view of your car on the infotainment system.

  • The Easy Open Boot that recognizes a certain foot movement behind the vehicle and signals for the boot to automatically open.

  • The R - Line package which is the ultimate definition of personal expression.

The New Touareg has finally been launched in South Africa and is available for a test drive at Mossel Bay Volkswagen.

For more information click on the link that will take you to the brochure section.

You can book a test drive here or contact us on (044) 692 0206 for further information.


Car Magazine 2015 Touareg review


Volkswagen South Africa and its advertising agency has certainly delivered some memorable television commercials over the years. Through campaigns like the famous Red, Yellow, Blue Citi Golf spots to the David Kramer Kombi series and some pretty spectacular GTI commercials, VWSA has certainly been able to strike a cord with South African audiences.

One of my favourite VW commercials, though, celebrating the rekindling of the bond between father and son during a road trip featured a Touareg in full flight. Backed by Arno Carsten’s catchy “Another Universe” single, a father takes his sullen son on an off-the-beaten-path journey across South Africa in Volkswagen’s answer to the luxury SUV vogue.

Four years into the second-generation Touareg lifecycle, the brand has chosen the occasion of a minor facelift to adjust the already comprehensive standard specification equipment available throughout its local range.

A subtle redesign of the front and rear bumpers on the updated vehicle is complemented by additional chrome accents on the grille and the inclusion of new bi-xenon headlamps and LED technologies front and rear.

Upgrades to the cabin include the fitment of aluminium-look switches and a fresh range of colour options for the now standard leather upholstery. Also standard on V6 models is a new infotainment screen with USB connectivity, climate control and ESP stability control. Unchanged is the Touareg engine line up. This means the V6 FSI Elegance (in line with the adjusted spec) remains the only petrol option, while the 180 kW/550 N.m V6 TDI is available in either Luxury or Escape spec. The latter includes a more off-road attitude, including low range and lockable differentials.

The 250 kW/800 N.m V8 TDI remains the flagship model. Reunited with the best-selling V6 TDI Luxury on a Garden Route road trip, it’s impossible not to be impressed by how well the Touareg, despite its relatively low-key position within the at-times-flashy luxury SUV market, simply gets on with business. Comfort levels (whether riding on an optional air suspension or standard steel pins) are as good as any of the competition and there’s no shortage of presence both on the open road and around town.

With the pricing structure remaining impressively competitive (the top-of-the-range V8 is below the R1 million mark), the Touareg, especially with its underdog status even amongst vehicles based on its same architecture (Cayenne and Q7), runs the likes of the equally impressive (and capable) Land Rover Discovery close for top honours in this segment. - written by Ian McLaren


Rental Cars available


Since our relocation to Voorbaai, we also have an Avis office on the premises which has cars available to rent.

No longer will you be left without a mode of transport if something unexpected has happened to your car. You can now hire on the spot from the friendly Avis consultant right next door.

We will however still have a courtesy vehicle available should repairs under warranty be necessary.

  Performance and Nostalgia

Since it is the beginning of the year and the Touareg is predominantly featured in the article, we thought we would treat you to 2 different clips from Youtube.

The first one is all about The new Touareg, its capabilities and features.

The second is the heartwarming original Touareg ad which aired many years ago and was mentioned in the review above.

  Fennel-Spiced Ribs with Tangy Apple-Mustard Barbecue Sauce
  Try out this recipe that is fit for the bush or braai while venturing out with the Touareg or any other Volkswagen for that matter.

We hope you enjoy this recipe and we would love to have your feedback.


Kind regards,


Mossel Bay Volkswagen


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