One of the most capable but underrated premium SUVs is about to receive an end-of-year boost. The 2016 Volkswagen Touareg Wolfsburg will arrive in September as a special edition based on the Touareg V6 TDI.
The three-litre turbo V6 TDI is the mid-spec car in a lineup of three Touareg engines. It – and the new Wolfsburg – produce 180kW at 4,400rpm, and a stout 550Nm of torque between 1,750rpm and 2,250rpm.
Those figures are good for 0-100km/h sprints in 7.6 seconds, and a combined-cycle fuel economy figure of 7.4L/100km.
Volkswagen’s 4MOTION all-wheel-drive is, of course, standard fit.
The standard car will set you back $81,990 but the Wolfsburg will launch at $88,990 – but you get plenty of additional kit – and some extra bling – included in the $7,000 upgrade.
Blacked-out twenty-inch Mallory alloy wheels will be standard, sitting beneath one of three available paint colours – Reef Blue, Pure White, or Canyon Grey.
Inside there has been a significant upgrade to the seats, with new diamond-stitched nappa leather pews fitted with heating and cooling.
The classy dark wood trim of the standard V6 TDI carries over to the Wolfsburg.
Advanced safety tech is also bundled in the form of adaptive cruise control, front assist, and city-speed autonomous emergency braking.
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