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Touareg X Special Edition celebrates 10-years of VW’s mid-size luxe SUV


Ten years ago, Volkswagen introduced its first mid-size luxury SUV, the Touareg. Since then, 700,000 have been sold around the world, with 121,385 of them in the U.S, to-date. To celebrate the anniversary, Volkswagen will sell 1000 Touareg X models, based off the TDI Clean Diesel Lux trim. The car commemorates the Touareg SUV’s decade-long history offering advanced, fuel-saving technologies, and a premium driving experience.

The 2014 Touareg X is priced at $56,170 (around RM182,000). Compared to a standard Touareg TDI Lux, it features a number of unique exterior and interior features. On the outside, the Touareg X is distinguished by unique 19-inch “Moab” aluminum-alloy wheels, striking Moonlight Blue Pearl paint, LED taillights, and Touareg X-specific badging.

Inside, the Touareg SUV’s already luxurious interior is enhanced by Vienna leather seating surfaces in Black Anthracite and a complementing black headliner. Defining this tenth-anniversary model are unique Engineered Ebony Wood accents on the dashboard and doors that complement the piano black center console. The upscale look is rounded out by aluminum door sill scuffplates with front illumination, aluminum-appearance pedal covers, and ambient lighting. It has never been so comfortable conquering the wilderness or maneuvering through busy city streets.

As with all TDI Lux models, the Touareg X is powered by Volkswagen’s 3.0-liter turbocharged and direct injection V-6 TDI Clean Diesel engine that makes 240 horsepower and a stout 406 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and achieves an EPA estimated 29 mpg on the highway, giving a range of more than 700 highway miles on each tank of ultra-low-sulfur diesel. The 4MOTION® all-wheel-drive system is standard.

The Touareg X has a long list of standard equipment that includes a panoramic powered sunroof; Keyless access with push-button start; Bi-Xenon headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights; front fog- and cornering lights; the sophisticated RNS 850 navigation system with an eight-inch color touchscreen, 60GB hard drive, and rearview camera; Bluetooth® technology; Climatronic® dual-zone air conditioning; 12-way powered and heated front seats with driver seat memory and power adjustable lumbar; and a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel.

At the moment, this special edition Touareg is only meant for the US market.