My last 3 trucks were two Land Rover Discoveries and then the LR3. I was ready to trade in after five years and surveyed the landscape of real trucks - LR4, Sport, Armada, Infinit - you name it. I drove the Touareg and decided to go for it. It has good truck sensibilities, but drives like the Cayenne. It is comfortable and more economic than the 11 mph LR4.
The TDI v6 is a marvel.
The loss of the 4xmotion and airsuspension is a disappointment. The car would have been perfect if it had real off-road bonafides, and I would have paid the price in weight and dollars. It should be an option, especially on the hearty diesel.