The VW Touareg Lux Limited Edition is a 'ute that's been on a shopping spree to J. Crew and High Street, or at least a mainstream, aftermarket shop. Available on either the gasoline- or diesel-engined SUVs – and only in America – the Lux Limited gets side skirts and slightly tweaked front and rear aprons to differentiate it from the run-o-the-mill Touareg. The wheel selection is called Ayer's Rock (not "Uluru"?) and only available in the 20-inch variety.
VW took the color wheel out one night and got it drunk. Exterior hues for the Lux Limited are Biscay Blue, Campanella White, Galapagos Gray, and Black Magic Pearl Effect. The interior cricket leather is done up in one of two duo-tone color choices with complementary accents – like Latte Macchiato and St. Tropez white with poplar grain decor. And if anyone can tell us what "Engine Spin dark" decor looks like, we are all... eyes. So put on the Hootie, order some chablis and brie, have a look at the press release after the jump, and check out the gallery of high-res photos below.
NAIAS 2009 Touareg "Lux Limited"
New Touareg "Lux Limited" – Exclusive special edition SUV for the USA
• Clean Diesel of limited edition launches with 25 mpg Highway fuel economy
• Touareg "Lux Limited" with two-tone leather interior is coming early this year
Wolfsburg / Detroit, January 2009. In just a few weeks, Volkswagen of America will be introducing one of the most economical and cleanest SUVs to the US market: the new Touareg V6 TDI with a powerful 165 kW / 225 PS Clean Diesel. In parallel to the debut of the pioneeringly efficient Touareg, Volkswagen is now presenting in Detroit an outstandingly exclusive special model of its high-end SUV: the Touareg "Lux Limited". It will launch with the new V6 TDI and two highly advanced gasoline engines: a V6 FSI (206 kW/280 PS) and a V8 FSI (257 kW/350 PS).
Exterior of the "Lux Limited" edition
On its exterior, the Touareg "Lux Limited" makes its appearance with high-end 20-inch alloy wheels ("Ayers Rock" type) and size 275 all-season tires, a styling package with special side skirts and customized front and rear aprons and a color lineup customized for the limited edition. The Touareg "Lux Limited" may be ordered in the exterior colors "Biscay blue", "Black magic pearl effect", "Campanella white" and "Galapagos gray" – the "Biscay blue" color new to the product lineup.
Interior of the "Lux Limited" edition
The Volkswagen Touareg is offered with a very long list of standard features across the board – i.e. in every version. After all, the German SUV is one of the highest end vehicles of its type in the world. The "Lux Limited" – developed by Volkswagen Individual – now goes even one step further. That is because it always includes a two-tone leather interior combined with special interior accents based on the particular color variant.
Version 1: Cricket leather in the color combination "Latte Macchiato / St. Tropez white"; where the center seat panels are kept in white. In this case, the interior accents are in "Poplar grain" decor.
Version 2: Cricket leather in "Anthracite / St. Tropez white". An "Engine spin dark" decor with a metallic look and feel is used here. In both variants the door panel inserts are trimmed in "St. Tropez white".
In addition, the driver and front passenger of the Touareg "Lux Limited" get standard 12-way power seats.