VW Touareg Turns 20 This Year, Celebrates With Special-Edition Model
The Volkswagen Touareg turns 20 this year, and to celebrate, the automaker is launching a special edition model. It’s called the Touareg Edition 20, and VW beautifies it inside and out with exclusive design touches.
The Touareg received a unique Meloe Blue paint on the exterior, and VW paired it with exclusive high-gloss 20-inch Bogota alloy wheels for the anniversary edition model. The automaker also darkened the side and rear windows and added an Edition 20 badge to the pillars. VW finished the wheel arches and rear diffuser with glossy black paint.
Inside, VW continues the Edition 20 theme. The company installed a illuminated sill panel with the Edition 20 logo. The interior also receives black Savona leather upholstery with diamond stitching and contrasting Ceramique (light beige). VW adds red and beige piping to the dashboard panels, steering wheel and door inserts, while the gearshift lever bears the Edition 20 logo. Both VW Travel Assist and the Innovision Cockpit with 15-inch infotainment screen are standard in the special edition model.
Volkswagen will offer a package with four drivetrain variants – a pair of V6 TDI, V6 TSI and plug-in hybrid V6 TSI. The PHEV offers the most oomph, pumping out 375 horsepower (280 kilowatts) and 442 pound-feet (600 Newton-meters) of torque. All four powertrains are paired with VW’s eight-speed automatic and its all-wheel drive system.
VW no longer offers the Touareg in the US. It was never a high seller for the brand, and the company discontinued its sale here a few years ago. However, VW continues to offer SUVs in other markets where it has found success. Since launching the SUV in 2002, VW has sold more than one million SUV units. VW introduced it two decades ago with an available 5.0-liter V10 TDI Diesel engine that produces 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque.
The Volkswagen Touareg Edition 20 was launched in mid-June in Europe, with prices starting at €77,530 ($82,694 at today’s exchange rates). VW says it’s available to order now.