As a gift for its tenth birthday, the Volkswagen Touareg is getting a new special edition version called X. Now, the Touareg has never been a distinguished car. It wasn’t the best on or off the road. So while searching for something to put their finger on, VW decided fuel-saving technologies are what Touareg has always been good at.
So the Volkswagen Touareg X Special Edition comes exclusively with the firm’s 3.0-liter turbocharged and direct injection V-6 TDI Clean Diesel engine that makes 240 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, this engine does an EPA estimated 29 mpg on the highway, which means the four-wheel-drive vehicle has a range of 700 miles on one tank of fuel.
What really sets this model apart though is the ‘special’ features it comes with. On the outside, they include unique 19-inch “Moab” aluminum-alloy wheels, striking Moonlight Blue Pearl paint, LED taillights, and Touareg X-specific badging. Inside you get Vienna leather seating surfaces in Black Anthracite and a complementing black headliner, as well Ebony wood trims as well as aluminum door sill scuffplates, illuminated.
As for the equipment, the list 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.
All this makes the Volkswagen Touareg X sounds like good value at $56,170. It is still not particularly interesting or brilliant, but hey, neither are people who buy these cars.