Volkswagen Touareg Edition X celebrates a decade of off-road vehicles

Article by Christian A., on October 7, 2012

Volkswagen is celebrating a decade of having offered the best off-road vehicles by releasing the special edition Volkswagen Touareg Edition X. It was in 2012 that the original Touareg Mk1 SUV had its very first launch at the Paris Motor Show. The new Touareg Edition X is equipped with standard 19-inch alloy wheels "Moab" and comes with the optional exterior color scheme "Moonlight Blue Pearl Effect" as well as stylish features.

The off-roader also gets a huge panoramic slide/tilt sunroof, silver anodized roof rails, Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and tinted rear lights in LED technology. It also is available with the design package "Chrome & Style" and tinted side and rear windows. The "Touareg X" logo appears on the front door sills.

With regards to the interioir, the Touareg X Edition gets distinctive nappa leather appointments in Amber Brown with a new type of braid embossed finish. It features ebony inlays on its doors and dash panel.

Matching decorative stitching can be seen on the leather steering wheel, gear lever gaiter and the textile mats. There are five engine-gearbox versions (which include a hybrid) available for the Touareg Edition X. VW has started to take orders for the vehicle. It has a starting price of € 61,025 for the V6 TDI BlueMotion Technology 150 kW / 204 hp with 8-speed automatic transmission.

With the introduction of the recent Scirocco, Volkswagen kicked off its latest Design DNA and a new approach for the "face" of the models in a range of automobile classes.

A horizontal orientation and structure is a shared trait in all the classes. This trait is sort of the Volkswagen family’s genetic code. One of the basic elements is the radiator grille on the upper side which is black and has a high-gloss trim. Its radiator grille’s strips have a continuous chrome trim. Another basic element is the headlights that are visually combined in the lines of the latter. Also among the basic elements is the bumper coated in car color in the middle level. Lastly, a U-shaped and lower air inlet framed nearly entirely in chrome represents the third level. Although these automobiles share these characteristics, each model and class displays a distinct visual appeal. Such characteristics also apply to the Volkswagen Touareg.

All the details mentioned above have obvious distinctions in the models. Among these distinctions is the harmony of proportions, the design of the bonnet and fenders and the type of headlights that work together to make a completely unique “face”. The new Volkswagen face was executed in a luxury vehicle for the first time in the Volkswagen Touareg’s front end styling.

The rugged, dominant look of the VW Touareg is accentuated by the variation of the dominant shoulder line and the V-shaped bonnet. Furthermore, the new SUV’s classiness is emphasized by its clear surfaces.

The horizontal band expresses the dominant appeal of the model while serving as a main element of the Design DNA of the vehicle. It comprises the comparatively flat grille, the VW logo and the trapezoidal headlights. The design of the chrome is placed in the lower part, fitted at the radiator grille, and extended into the headlights that reduce toward the grille.

The dual headlights are both technical and visual highlights. They have intricate and technically designed features. These headlights come in different variations: as bi-xenon headlights, and as halogen headlights. An international first, its bi-xenon headlights now have a Dynamic Light Assist.

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