Special edition VW Touareg Edition X to be launched in Russia
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The Volkswagen Touareg is your alternative SUV to the Porsche Cayenne or the Audi Q7. In India, VW has hardly been selling the Touareg, while Audi manages great numbers for the Q7 and even Porsche manages decent numbers for the Cayenne.
In Russia however, VW is all set to introduce a special edition Touareg. It's called the VW Touareg Edition X. The Edition X celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Touareg. While this edition was launched in other international markets during October of last year, the Russians will be getting it this July.
The choice of engines remains the same. You can either opt for a 3.0-liter diesel with 204bhp, a 3.6-liter petrol with 249bhp or a 4.2-liter V8 diesel with 340bhp. All engines get an 8-speed automatic transmission.
On the outside, you get 19-inch alloy wheels along with a choice of 11 exterior color options which also includes a new 'Moonlight blue' with a pearl effect. Silver anodized roof rails along with a 'Chrome and Style' package complete the exteriors of the car.
Other features such as the Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and the huge panoramic sunroof are retained on this special edition.
Inside, the door sills of the car get the 'Edition X' logo which are illuminated. The interior upholstery is made from Nappa leather in a shade referred to as 'Amber brown'. The instrument cluster has some ebony inserts to make it feel special also.
VW dealers in Russia will start accepting bookings for the car from July. The price of the Edition X is estimated at 2.367 million Rubles (INR 41.79 lakhs).
[Source - Autostat.ru]