The Touareg Monochrome, is up-spec version of the entry-level 150TDI, featuring unique black-and-white styling and additional equipment.
Available in Pure White, metallic Canyon Grey and pearlescent Deep Black, the Touareg Monochrome is distinguishable by its black exterior body elements such as mirror guards, lower front grille and roof rails. It also has dark-tinted LED taillights and 19-inch two-tone 'Moab' alloy wheels.
The interior is decked out with two-tone black and Moonrock Grey Vienna leather interior trim complimented by brushed aluminium, piano black dashboard inserts and a Titanium Black headliner.
The Monochrome retails for $74,990, which is $6000 more than the standard 150TDI. The extra cost brings extra gear over the aesthetic enhancements including adaptive cruise control, front assist with city emergency braking, proactive occupant protection, keyless entry and start, electric tailgate, ventilated seats, heated steering wheel with paddle shifters and tinted rear windows.
Performance remains unchanged, with the 150kW/450Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 under the bonnet coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
This is the second Touareg model to be re-equipped in an effort to lure buyers ahead of the next-generation model’s arrival next year.
In March, Volkswagen released a cut-priced, limited edition version of the Touareg V6TDI called the Adventure, which had $5000 shaved off the $85,490 retail price by substituting Nappa leather seat upholstery with Vienna leather, and replacing 20-inch alloy wheels with 19s.