Volkswagen Australia has introduced a cheaper, recently introduced V6 TDI but with the luxury toned down a little for those who prefer high-country driving over high-street cruising.
Priced from $79,990 before on roads, it’s about $5500 cheaper than the V6 TDI thanks to subtle changes such as substituting Nappa leather seat upholstery with Vienna leather, and replacing 20-inch alloy wheels with 19s.
As well as the powerful 180kW/550Nm V6 diesel engine with eight-speed automatic transmission, the all-wheel-drive Touareg Adventure also comes with the 180TDI’s air suspension and a 100-litre fuel tank.
Standard equipment includes bi-xenon headlights, adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency city braking and roof racks.
It also comes with a range of optional extras including towing and touring accessories.
The Touareg Adventure comes in four colours: Pure White, Canyon Grey Metallic, Deep Black Pearl and a new hue exclusive to the special edition, Sand Gold Metallic.
It is available for order now and will arrive in showrooms in May. Exact numbers coming to Australia are yet to be confirmed but it’s believed to be in the hundreds.
The Touareg Adventure follows on from the Touareg Wolfsburg Edition, and is one of several other special-edition Vee-dubs expected this year including a Passat AllTrack Wolfsberg Edition and one-off versions of the Golf GTI and Tiguan.
The second-generation Touareg launched in 2011 and received a mid-life facelift in 2015. A new model is expected to be revealed at next month’s Shangai Motor Show and should go on sale in 2018.
2017 Volkswagen Touareg price list*
- Touareg 150TDI $68,990
- Touareg 150TDI Element $70,990
- Toureg V6 TDI Adventure $79,990
- Touareg V6 TDI $85,490
- Touareg V8 TDI R-Line $116,300
*Before on-road costs
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