Pretty much to the T.Generally, North Americans want armchair seats, 7 seats and cup holders. Doesn’t matter what is under the skin and how well it’s designed, built, etc… hence not enough people want the Touareg here. Different in Europe.
Uneducate the person on the street and they will expect less!!
Look at the pickup as an example! It was a utilitarian workshorse! Now it’s an overweight , too soft suspension with comfy interior, aircon and that couldn’t pull skin off rice pudding! With antequated running gear and brakes, massive V8 with horsepower and very little torque!!
The Touareg was always understated and not marketed properly, couple that with techs not properly trained to deal with this and VW America or VW Canada denign everything that is a problem and people will go elsewhere
That was part of its appeal, very few people knew what a good design it was.
Long live the Touareg…!
Anyway… rant over!
“I wonder what I would buy next?”
Most North Americans buy on looks rather than practicality. Some buy them to keep up with the "Jones" neighbors. Some are terrible with financial decisions and live beyond their means. Hell some some of mechanics that I work with don't know their ass from their elbow when it comes to their own vehicles. Even asking a simple question like fuel consumption is met with an answer like $100 per week.
The only regret I have with my Treg is that I wished I'd got one in a bit better condition but for $13k cdn what do you expect.