If you're in the market for a luxury sport-ute, the Volkswagen Group has got you well covered between the Audi Q5 and Q7 and the Porsche Cayenne. But the VW division is kicking its own offering up a luxurious notch with the Exclusive package for the Touareg.
Initially available exclusively in its domestic German market, the Touareg Exclusive benefits from a number of special touches, many of which are available on the standard model but come here bundled into one package. These include a choice of three wheel options (one set of 19s as standard, a different set as a no-cost option and extra-cost 20-inchers) along with added chrome and silver roof rails.
The interior is fitted with two-tone Nappa leather (in either beige and black or burgundy and black). Called "cool leather", the seats are specially trimmed to – you guessed it – stay cool, and also heated and adjustable in 12 ways. Olive wood trim, a black headliner and stainless steel sill plates round out the package.
The Touareg Exclusive can be ordered in Germany with any of the engines available on the standard model (including diesel and gasoline BlueMotion V6s, the V8 TDI and the V6 hybrid), but there's no word yet on whether the North American market will receive a similarly Exclusive package. Full press release after the jump.
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Luxurious: The New Touareg Exclusive
Exclusively equipped model leaves nothing to be desired
Wolfsburg, 12 October 2010 - The new Touareg is now also available as a luxurious Volkswagen Exclusive model. The vehicle boasts a range of features including seats in a high-quality two-tone leather combination, 19-inch wheel rims and decorative elements in real wood.
In the Touareg Exclusive, high-quality seats in the two-tone leather combination "Nappa" are fitted as standard. The finely worked leather is available in the colour combinations Pepper Beige–Titan Black and Dark Burgundy–Titan Black. As well as being aesthetically appealing, the two-tone leather offers a special practical feature: it is so-called "cool leather", which prevents the seats from becoming too hot in direct sunlight.
The leather seat system includes heated front seats with electric 12-way settings, electro-pneumatically adjustable backrest side bolsters and head restraints with longitudinal and height adjustment. Likewise inclusive are the leather door inserts, a black headliner and sill panel strips in stainless steel with exclusive lettering. Decorative elements made from real wood in "Olive Silk Gloss" round off the exclusive ambience of the interior.
The 19-inch "Salamanca" alloy wheels, painted in Sterling Silver, are fitted as standard. The "Girona" wheel has the same dimensions and is available to order at no extra cost. A further option is the extravagant 20-inch "Tarragona" wheel, which gives the Touareg a particularly individual flair. The exterior is characterised by the "Chrome & Style" package and roof rails in anodised silver.
The Touareg Exclusive starts at € 58,150 (V6 TDI BlueMotion Technology) and is available to order with all engine variants, for example the hybrid.