By Otsile Kadiege
Sitting at the top of Volkswagen’s T family of SUVs is the Touareg. The latest iteration of the flagship was unveiled back in 2019. It entered its respective segment brimming with new technologies and powerful yet efficient powertrains as it geared up to challenge its staunch competitors who have cemented themselves in the mid-size luxury crossover SUV segment. The ‘people’s brand’ is now celebrating 20 years of the Touareg nameplate with the Touareg “Edition 20”. It features a particularly extensive range of exclusive equipment – including an extremely expressive exterior design and an elegant leather package in the interior.
Touareg Edition 20 exterior
The distinguishing features of the new special-edition model include the completely new paintwork in Meloe Blue as well as the high-gloss polished 20-inch Bogota wheels, which are only available for the anniversary model. The exterior design is rounded off by darkened side and rear windows, LED tail lights with cherry red tint, and an “Edition 20” badge on the B-pillar. The wheel arches and diffuser additionally have a Black Glossy paint finish.
Touareg Edition 20 interior
The exclusivity of the Volkswagen Touareg “Edition 20” is continued inside. When getting into the vehicle, the driver and occupants are welcomed by illuminated sill panel trim with the “Edition 20” logo. High-quality black Savona leather seats with distinctive diamond stitching and seams in the contrasting colour Ceramique, a light beige, underline the extremely stylish overall impression. The sporty character is highlighted by red accents: Perfectly matched double seams (piping) in Ceramique/Red can be found on the dash panel, steering wheel and door inner sides. The leather-covered selector lever for the automatic gearbox features the “Edition 20” logo.
As standard, the “Edition 20” is equipped with Travel Assist and the Innovision Cockpit with a 15-inch infotainment system display. Optional equipment includes air suspension and roll compensation.
Powering the Touareg Edition 20 is four engine variants:
3.0 V6 TDI with 170 kW and 500 Nm
3.0 V6 TDI with 210 kW and 600 Nm
3.0 V6 TSI with 250 kW and 450 Nm
Plug-in hybrid V6 TSI with 280 kW system power and 600 Nm
All four engines transmit their power to an eight-speed gearbox with all-wheel drive system. This makes it possible to tow braked trailers with a weight of up to 3.5 tonnes. Volkswagen South Africa are yet to confirm local availability.
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