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Thursday, September 28, 2023

Here Are The Complete Specs, Features Of The 2024 Volkswagen Tharu

Ahead of its official Philippine debut and weekend test drive event, Volkswagen Philippines has released the full specs and features of its new compact SUV: the 2024 Tharu.

Volkswagen’s first all-new product offering since 2021’s T-Cross (we think the Cross Santana doesn’t count), the Tharu arrives in the Philippines in two variants: the 300 TSI SE and the 300 TSI SEL. Both are powered by Euro 6 compliant 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder producing 160 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. Both are also front-drivers with independent suspension all around too. The 300 TSI SEL is the only one to get a drive mode selector with three modes.

In terms of exterior features, the 2024 Tharu comes in a total of four colors: Pure White, Mangan Gray, Petroleum Blue, and Polytech Blue (yes, that’s two shades of blue if you’re counting, but the Petroleum Blue’s only available on the 300 TSI SE, while the Polytech Blue is only available on the 300 TSI SEL). 18-inch alloy wheels are standard, but the 300 TSI SEL is the only one to sport red accents. Further separating the top-of-the-line trim is its Matrix LED headlights with adaptive front lighting, fog lamps with cornering lamps, exterior ambient lighting, overfenders, and a black styling package. It’s also the only variant to get a hands-free power tailgate.

Inside, the Tharu can accommodate five adults and a 455-liter trunk (1,543 liters with the rear seats folded down) it can take on road trips with ease. Standard features include a 12-way powered adjustment for the driver, dual-zone climate control with rear vents, a panoramic sunroof, and a touchscreen-based infotainment system with 6 speakers, wireless charging and Apple CarPlay (sorry, no Android Auto). Building up on those niceties, the 300 TSI SEL adds power adjustment for the front passenger, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a full digital gauge cluster, and a larger infotainment screen with gesture controls.

Safety-wise, 6 SRS airbags, ABS with EBD, stability control, Side Assist (blind spot indicators) with Rear Traffic Alert, and tire pressure sensors are standard. The 300 TSI SEL, meanwhile, nets you a 360-degree camera and additional parking sensors for the front.

With the full specs and features out, the only thing left for Volkswagen Philippines to reveal is the price. They did earlier indicate that its “image price” would be P 1.8 million for the Tharu 300 TSI SE and P 1.95 million for the Tharu 300 TSI SEL.

Do you think the prices are justified given the specs? Sound out below.

2024 Volkswagen Tharu Philippine Specifications

2024 Volkswagen Tharu Mechanical Data

  • Engine Type: 4-cylinder, Inline, Turbocharged, Fuel-Injected Gasoline
  • Bluemotion Technology
  • Displacement: 1,480 cc
  • Maximum Output: 160 PS @ 5,500 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 250 Nm @ 1,750 to 4,000 rpm
  • Emission Standard: Euro 6
  • Gearbox: 7-speed DSG
  • Drivetrain: Front
  • Drive Mode Selector: Eco, Sport, Normal, Custom (300 TSI SEL)
  • Electronic Power Steering
  • Front Suspension: Independent, MacPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension: Independent, Multi-Link
  • Front Brakes: Ventilated Disc
  • Rear Brakes: Disc
  • Wheels: 18-inch Alloy (18-inch Alloy w/ Red Accent for 300 TSI SEL)
  • Tires: 225/50R18
  • Overall Length: 4,458 mm
  • Overall Width: 1,841 mm
  • Overall Height: 1,632 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,680 mm
2024 Volkswagen Tharu Exterior Features
  • Radiator Grille: Black w/ Chrome Accent (Black w/ Illumination for 300 TSI SEL)
  • Headlight: LED (Matrix LED w/ Dynamic Turn Signal for 300 TSI SEL)
  • Headlight Adjustment: Dynamic Height Adjust (Adaptive Front Lighting System for 300 TSI SEL)
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Front Fog Lamp and Cornering Lamp (300 TSI SEL)
  • Exterior Ambient Light (300 TSI SEL)
  • Door Handles w/ Chrome Accent
  • Power Adjust Side Mirror w/ Power Fold, Reverse-Tilt
  • Overfender (300 TSI SEL)
  • Front and Rear Wipers w/ Front Rain Sensor
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Black Package on Bumper, Roof, Spoiler, Mirror, Trims (300 TSI SEL)
  • Roof Rails: Silver (Black for 300 TSI SEL)
  • Rear Spoiler: Body-Color (Black for 300 TSI SEL)
  • LED Rear Combination Lamp w/ Illuminated Logo and Variable Lighting Function
  • Power Tailgate (w/ Virtual Pedal 2.0 Easy Close & Open for 300 TSI SEL)
2024 Volkswagen Tharu Interior Features
  • Seating: 5
  • Seat Material: Leather/Fabric (Leather for 300 TSI SEL)
  • Driver’s Seat: 12-way Electric (w/ Heater for 300 TSI SEL)
  • Front Passenger: 6-way Manual (12-way Electric w/ Leather for 300 TSI SEL)
  • Rear Seat: 60/40 Split-Fold Rear Seat w/ Center Armrest
  • Luggage Volume: 455 liters (1,543 liters w/ Rear Seats Down)
  • Glove Box w/ Cooling Function
  • Front Center Armrest w/ Slide and Height Adjust
  • Front Scuff Plate (Front and Rear Scuff Plate for 300 TSI SEL)
  • Front Door Handle Ambient Light (Front and Rear Door Handle, Trim Ambient Light for 300 TSI SEL)
  • Day/Night Rear View Mirror (Auto-dimming for 300 TSI SEL)
  • Driver/Passenger Vanity Mirror w/ LED Illumination
  • 8-inch Active Info Display (10.25-inch Active Info Display for 300 TSI SEL)
  • 8-inch Touchscreen Infotainment (12-inch Touchscreen Infotainment w/ Gesture Control for 300 TSI SEL)
  • Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, USB
  • 6 Speakers
  • Wireless Charger
  • 12V Sockets x 2
  • Front USB: Type A x 1 (USB Type C x 2 for 300 TSI SEL)
  • Rear USB: Type A and C
  • Steering Wheel: Capacitive Touch Controls w/ Tilt/Telescopic Adjust
  • Keyless Entry w/ Push-Start System
  • Cruise Control w/ Speed Limiter
  • Dual Zone Climate Control w/ Rear AC Vent
2024 Volkswagen Tharu Safety Features
  • 6 SRS Airbags
  • 3-pt ELR Seatbelts w/ Pre-Tensioner and Force Limiter x 5
  • Seatbelt Minder Front & Rear
  • Blind Spot Indicators w/ Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Electronic Stability Program w/ Traction Control System, Anti-Slip Regulation
  • Electronic Parking Brake w/ Auto Hold
  • Rear Parking Sensors (Front & Rear Parking Sensors for 300 TSI SEL)
  • PLA 3.0 Intelligent Parking Assist System (300 TSI SEL)
  • Reverse Camera (360-degree Camera for 300 TSI SEL)
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Immobilizer


  1. Prices are just fine as these are directly competing against the Peugeot 3008 Active
    Its a good new filler to Volkswagen Philippines vehicle lineup.

  2. 3008 hardly sells, and that’s what they are benchmarking, labo.

    1. Hibang ka kung akala mong itatapat ang pricing nito sa Corolla Cross at Territory 😂
      Volkswagen Tharu is way more expensive than those vehicles in China

    2. Maybe in china it uses a bigger more powerful engine. Here top of the line is ok, but the base at 1.8m is too bare for the price. Tiggo 8 pro 1.6L nlang ako

    3. This is gonna be another "selling well" 5 unit a month type of thing


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