Volkswagen is no stranger to special editions, but its Touareg SUV has remained largely unspecial in terms of exclusive trims or unique packages. That's changed with the announcement of the Touareg X, a 1,000-unit run based on the V6 TDI Lux trim – mid-range diesel model, between the navigation-equipped TDI Sport and the TDI R-Line.

The already special Touareg gets 19-inch "Moab" wheels, LED taillights (to go along with its LED DRLs) and "Touareg X" badging, while all 1,000 units will be painted Moonlight Blue Pearl. Tweaks in the cabin are equally light, with a black-on-black-on-black color scheme dominating - black Vienna leather, a black headliner and piano black trim. Aluminum bits make an appearance in the form of the door sills and pedals, although that's about it.

Other than those few aesthetic tweaks, the Touareg X is equipped largely like the Touareg Lux on which it's based. That means navigation, a panoramic sunroof, power seats, LED running lights, dual-zone air conditioning and heated power seats, among other tech pieces. Pricing starts at $56,170, making for a slight bump of $1,195 over the standard Touareg Lux.

Scroll down for the full press release on the newest member of the Touareg line.


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      mbukukanyau
      • 1 Year Ago
      These things are too expensive for what you get.
      Lucky Stars
      • 1 Year Ago
      Boring looks and high pricing make this a Bigfoot as I have never seen one on the road I even got a Vw Sales man to admit I am right after I told him why would I buy this over a Cayenne for not much more money. A Grand Cherokee is looking like a steal compared to the pricing on this. Lower the price 10,000 and they will come
        Matt
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lucky Stars
        Grand Cherokee is a 0.7g skidpad hulk, the Touareg is more like 0.8g. If you care about handling on the road, the Toureg is the clear choice, if you care about off-roading, get a Gran Cherokee.
        ocbrad1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lucky Stars
        Can't say anything about this "special edition" (doesn't seem that special to me), but I did drive a new 2012 hemi GC and a 2013 TDI Touareg back to back in late October 2012. Give me the Touareg any day of the week. Considering it was a hemi, the GC did not have the push in the back I expected. The Touareg did. The 'Reg also rode less "squishy" than the air-suspension GC did. I went into it expecting to get the GC, and I really expected to like it (I previously owned an '06 GC), but this was disappointing. Yes, the GC was less expensive, even considering it was an Overland Summit and the 'Reg was only a TDI Lux w/o Nav. Still, the GC was a disappointment.
      • 1 Year Ago
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        blasds78
        • 1 Year Ago
        Blah, blah, blah... Why did you even open this article if you hate the vehicle?
        Matt
        • 1 Year Ago
        The current Touareg has HALF the repair frequency of its nearest competitor, the Jeep Grand Cherokee: http://www.truedelta.com/Volkswagen-Touareg/reliability-284/vs-Grand-Cherokee-144 And ranks among the most reliable vehicles in its class (based on real user data from Truedelta).
      ACURA23CL
      • 1 Year Ago
      BOOOOORING! "MOOOVE!" - Nick Burns, the Companies Computer Guy
      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Reading "special edition" + seeing that painfully mundane looking Touareg = Um... what? And it starts at $56k, huh? Yeah, I'll take a Grand Cherokee Overland or Summit over this any day.
      Wetstuff
      • 1 Year Ago
      Let me get this straight.. I get a choice between a VW and lots of choices including the new Porsche Macan? Aaaaaaaaa.. given that VW is about as reliable as a 1990's GM car. .."Any of the others." That was easy. Jim
        Matt
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Wetstuff
        The other way of looking at it is that a VW Touareg TDI Sport is basically a Porsche Cayenne Diesel for >$10k less. In that context, it's a steal. They have the same reliability, as they are the same car under the hood. The Macan is basically a Q5, which is much smaller than the Touareg and lacks its towing capacity, so these vehicles aren't even in the same class.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Wetstuff
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      knightrider_6
      • 1 Year Ago
      $56000? For a Volkswagen? Only a "special" kind of idiot will buy this car.
      Terry Actill
      • 1 Year Ago
      So dull I couldn't even finish reading the headline.
      Fortran
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is is wrong that I've always wanted a Touareg...but one of the ol' V10 TDI ones? Maybe it's the Tim Taylor in me, but the thought of all that torque...
      raughle1
      • 1 Year Ago
      I happen to really like the Touareg: it's a great size, conservatively styled, handles well, and has a really high quality interior. But the last thing this car needs is more equipment for even more money. They need to roll out a decently well-equipped "$40k Edition."
      Zee Frunch Canadiun
      • 1 Year Ago
      As if these things were not already overpriced as they are
      saurusmonster
      • 1 Year Ago
      I own a 2011 sport and it is overall a good vehicle. Good points are: handling (for an SUV), engine, gearbox, touch infotainment system, towing, build quality (especially the exterior components) and styling (from most angles). Not so great are the front seats (in the sport model), the speakers (in the sport model) and the 20 inch rims dent the ride quality somewhat. Yes it is over priced but I think money well spent - 3 years running now and zero issues so far.
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