If you’re planning a road trip for your next holiday and looking for a large SUV to travel in style, Volkswagen Australia has announced the return in August of its Touareg Adventure model with a new range of standard features and unique optional packages.
Perfect as a novated lease for those people that normally travel at the pointy end of the plane, the 150 Adventure special editions build on the Touareg 190TDI Premium variant in blending luxury comfort with off-road capability.
There is a choice of two unique interiors, both in supple Savona leather: Atacama Beige; or the darker Florence Brown. Both are matched to open-pore fine grain ash wood trim in the dashboard and doors.
Set amid these two distinct cabin flavours is the expected host of high definition displays, ergonomic dials and instruments. As with the standard Touareg, the Adventure’s Active Info Display is also available as part of the optional Innovision package.
On the road, the Adventure is immediately recognizable. Along with distinct ‘Adventure’ badging, it rides on 19-inch ‘Esperence’ alloys and is set off by roof bars. Underneath, the Adventure is bolstered by additional under-body protection and a larger than standard 90-litre fuel tank.
Further visual distinction can be added with Sechura Beige Metallic paint in combination with the beige interior choice as is Pure White (with beige interior). Florence Brown’s exterior colour choices are Silicone Grey and Deep Black Pearl Effect.
The Touareg is Volkswagen’s technology flagship. The Adventure includes as standard Area View 360-degree camera. Providing a detailed image of obstacles right around the car via the infotainment screen, this feature which proved popular in the standard Touareg range and enables the Adventure to negotiate the closely proximate obstacles and narrow paths encountered off the main road.
The Touareg Adventure also comes equipped with additional driving modes to the standard ‘Offroad Auto’ and ‘Expert’ modes, for when the road runs out: Off-road Gravel and Off-road Sand driving modes.
The parameters of these individual driving mode programs are as follows:
The vehicle systems are adjusted so that grip can be improved by more targeted power transmission on field roads or gravel tracks. Hill Descent Control is switched on.
The vehicle systems are adjusted so that grip can be improved by more targeted power transmission on sand. Hill Descent Control is switched off.
To support these programs and the ensuring the driver can indeed have an adventure, the standard tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) monitors the tyre pressure of the four wheels using pressure sensors in the valve stems of the tyres. The system displays the tyre pressure on the infotainment screen under the “Vehicle Status” menu and will warn the driver in the event of a pressure loss.
The TPMS is particularly useful for offroad driving, as the tyre pressures can be lowered (for example when driving on sand) and the driver can ensure that all tyres are at the exact same pressure. The driver can then use the air pump included in the boot to return the tyre pressures to the target pressure displayed on the infotainment screen for on-road driving.
As for options, Touareg Adventure customers are spoilt for choice and are able to customize their vehicle to suit their preferred type of activity. Adventure Package One includes a tow bar, luggage compartment tray and front and rear mudflaps; while Adventure Package Twoincludes a tow bar, luggage compartment tray, side steps and all-weather rubber floor mats. In addition, customers can also add roof bar accessories including Volkswagen’s roof box range, a bike/surfboard/kayak carrier and a ski/snowboard carrier.
The Touareg Adventure is available to order now through Volkswagen Australia’s national dealer network, and is limited to 150 examples.
Based off the 190TDI Premium model, the Adventure special model has the following additional specification:
Selection of two unique two-tone Savona leather interiors
Open-pore fine grain ash wood trim in dashboard and doors
Direct Tyre Pressure Monitors show tyre pressure in the infotainment screen
19″ Esperance alloy wheel
Four wheel steering
Memory for mirrors, front seats and electric steering column
Additional Advanced Offroad settings: Gravel and Sand
Additional engine underbody protection
90L fuel tank (+15L)
Area View, Park Assist Plus and Manoeuvre braking
Roof bars with optional Accessory Packages
|Touareg Adventure||$90,990 RRP|
- 12.3″ Active Info Display
- 15″ Discover Premium
- Windshield Projected Head-Up Display
- Customizable Ambient Interior Lighting
- Volume Scroll Wheel
- Glossy Black Centre Console
|Metallic and Pearl Effect Paint||$2,000|
Optional Accessory Packages:
|Adventure Package One||$2,790|
|Adventure Package Two||$4,125|
|Roof Bar Accessories||10% Off|