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Volkswagen Tharu: A fusion of style and performance

Volkswagen Tharu Cebu

The Volkswagen Tharu is is launched at the Volkswagen Cebu dealership in Cebu on October 24, 2023. CDN Digital photo | Brian J. Ochoa

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Volkswagen, known for its commitment to quality and innovation in the automotive industry, has once again captured the essence of modern driving with its latest model, the Volkswagen Tharu.

The small premium crossover was launched here last October 24, 2023, at the Volkswagen Cebu dealership along A. Soriano Avenue. 

READ MORE: Volkswagen Tharu crossover is now in Cebu

CDN Digital was able to take the Tharu for a weekend spin to test its capabilities.

This compact SUV, available in two variants–300 TSI SE and top-of-the-line 300 TSI SEL, delivers a perfect blend of style, functionality, and performance, catering to the diverse needs of today’s drivers.

Volkswagen Tharu

A glimpse of the front end corner of the Volkswagen Tharu. CDN Digital photo | Brian J. Ochoa

The Volkswagen Tharu makes a striking first impression with its dynamic and modern exterior design. Sharp lines and a bold front grille create a sense of sophistication, while the sleek profile adds an element of sportiness. LED headlights and taillights not only enhance visibility but also contribute to the overall aesthetics, giving the Tharu a distinctive and memorable presence on the road.

Step inside the Tharu, and you’ll discover a spacious and well-crafted interior designed with both driver and passenger comfort in mind. High-quality materials, ergonomic seating, and customizable ambient lighting create an inviting atmosphere. 

The infotainment system, equipped with the latest connectivity features, ensures that drivers stay seamlessly connected to their digital lives while on the go. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, along with an intuitive touchscreen interface, provide a user-friendly experience.

Tharu interior

The interior of the Tharu makes you feel so comfortable, driving through our traffic-packed roads won’t be a problem. Oh, and the sunroof caps it off. CDN Digital photo | Brian J. Ochoa

Under the hood, the Volkswagen Tharu boasts an efficient and responsive turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, delivering a smooth and enjoyable driving experience. This engine can produce 160 horsepower and 250 NM of torque. 

Whether navigating city streets or cruising on the highway, the Tharu’s performance is designed to meet the demands of various driving conditions. Advanced safety features, including adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and automatic emergency braking, contribute to a confident and secure driving experience.

Versatility is a key feature of the Tharu, with its flexible interior space and cargo capacity. Folding rear seats allow for ample storage, making it easy to adapt to various lifestyles and activities. From daily commutes to weekend adventures, the Tharu offers the versatility needed for a wide range of journeys.


Volkswagen Tharu interior. CDN Digital photo | Brian J. Ochoa

The Volkswagen Tharu stands as a testament to Volkswagen’s dedication to creating vehicles that seamlessly integrate style, performance, and practicality. 

With its eye-catching design, advanced technology, and versatile features, the Tharu is positioned to make a significant impact in the competitive compact SUV market. 

Here are more photos of the Tharu.

VW Tharu

At night, the rear end of the Volkswagen Tharu will stand out. CDN Digital photo | Brian J. Ochoa


Small details of the Volkswagen Tharu. CDN Digital photo | Brian J. Ochoa


CDN Digital photo | Brian J. Ochoa


CDN Digital photo | Brian J. Ochoa

CDN Digital photo | Brian J. Ochoa

Tharu interior

CDN Digital photo | Brian J. Ochoa


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