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2013 Volkswagen Touareg X : Current Models

It looks like Volkswagen’s Touareg will be adding a stateside holiday to its 10th anniversary celebration. Earlier this year, the maker announced the Touareg X, a similarly themed special edition intended only in the German market. Now it has decided to let the U.S. market in on the festivities with a limited run of 1000 Touareg X Special Edition models.

The MSRP for the special edition is set at $57,080, including a host of standard features such as a power panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, front fog- and cornering lights, a nav system with an eight-inch color touch screen, heated 12-way power front seats, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, and a rearview camera. All 1000 examples will be based on the TDI Lux trim. Compared to a standard Touareg TDI Lux, the Touareg X is distinguished by unique 19-inch Moab aluminum wheels, Moonlight Blue Pearl paint, LED taillights, and Touareg X-specific badging. Inside, Vienna leather seating surfaces in Black Anthracite, a black headliner, and a piano-black console sit in contrast to the engineered ebony wood accents on the dash and doors. Aluminum doorsill plates, ambient lighting, and aluminum-look pedal covers complete the limited-edition package.

The only available powertrain is Volkswagen’s 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6 mated to an eight-speed automatic and standard all-wheel drive. Rated at 240 horsepower and packing a hefty 406 lb-ft of torque, it manages to squeak out a respectable-for-an-SUV EPA highway estimate of 29 mpg.

A 2013 diesel Touareg took first-place honors in our recent diesel SUV Comparison, and that well-equipped model rang in at $60,840, so the Touareg X Special Edition’s $57,080 sticker is certainly in line with the model’s pricing hierarchy. Although it appears to offer good value and a little exclusivity, we’re still a bit sad that neither the V-12 gasoline nor the V-10 diesel engines of Touaregs past are making an appearance here, as that would transform a special Touareg into an extraordinary one.


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Sources : 2013 Volkswagen Touareg X Photo | 2013 Volkswagen Touareg X Article

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