Key aspects: Volkswagen presents world exclusive Touareg in QatarTouareg Gold Edition: 24-carat gold makes this SÚV one-of-a-kindWolfsburg / Doha, 26 January 2011
- At the first Qatar Motor Show (26 - 29 January), Volkswagen is presenting two exclusive SÚV concept cars for the first time. The common denominator of these all-wheel drive vehicles: No compromises! Show car number 1 is a slightly tamer version of the Touareg 3 that started in the Dakar Rally at the beginning of January; this 228 kW / 310 PS Volkswagen could very well be the world's most talented street-legal SÚV. Show car number 2 is the Touareg Gold Edition - many of its parts have been upgraded with 24-carat gold; this 265 kW Volkswagen (360 PS) is debuting as one of the highest quality SÚVs ever. The cost of these concept cars? Priceless.
The Touareg Gold Edition would certainly be able to handle a journey around the world – but bear in mind, this car should only be parked where there is good surveillance. That is because – living up its name - certain areas of this SÚV are upgraded with 24-carat gold. On the outside, they include the custom designed 22-inch wheels, roof rails, protective guard strips and window frames, mirror caps and parts of the air intake frame, 'Touareg V8' signature and boot sill trim. Like the Race Touareg 3 Qatar, this SÚV is also painted in 'Magic Morning' body colour.
Inside, 24-carat gold also adorns many of the car's accents and switches, making the entire car unique. The interior design itself has a pleasant, bright appearance in the 'Luna' trim colour. The Alcantara roofliner shows this colour as does the Nappa leather of the seats, which is decorated with ornamental stitch detailing.
On the other hand, the dashboard is trimmed in a natural brown leather; contrasting seams in 'Magnolia' colour perfect the colour scheme. Natural brown with leather inserts in 'Luna' adorn the floor mats. Automotive craftsmanship at its finest is reflected in the Walnut Burr accents with genuine gold marquetry – also crafted into an ornamental pattern. This is in keeping with the general image of the Touareg, which – in the 'normal' production version – is one of the most sophisticated SÚVs in the world.Source - Volkswagen