Press Release) “South-South-West” could be the display on
the off-road navigation system of the Touareg Expedition if
customers use it to find the nearest oasis in the Sahara. The
Touareg has already proven its off-road qualities impressively.
Volkswagen Individual now offers the first fully-fledged expedition
version of Volkswagen’s off-road vehicle.
17-inch AT tyres on “Canyon” aluminium rims and sports suspension
with the vehicle raised by 25 millimetres in the basic package
ensure that the vehicle remains in contact with the ground even on
treacherous corrugated desert tracks. The roof and exterior mirrors
are painted in Reflex Silver metallic, and are thus optically
differentiated from the rest of the vehicle which is painted in Off
Road Grey metallic.
To illuminate the darkest of nights, two additional spotlights are
located on the robust roof rack. The roof rack also has room for the
optional car-roof tent – an excellent viewing platform for watching
the sunset in the Sahara or at the local lake. Alternatively, the
roof rack can be fitted with a second spare wheel and two 20-litre
fuel canisters – the nearest filling station could be quite a
The equipment package also includes further features such as the
exterior spare wheel, tyre pressure system, rear differential lock,
a second battery, front fog lights, removable towing attachment, net
partition, rubber mats in the footwells, tinted side and rear
windows, and the robust Crystal Grey Cricket leather upholstery. The
Touareg Expedition is available with a choice of engines: the
V6-engine, the R5 TDI diesel and the V6 TDI. Prices start at 50,800
euros for the R5 TDI.
Underbody protection, tried and tested at the Dakar rally, is
available as an optional extra: sill protection and seven
high-strength aluminium parts shield all sensitive underbody parts
from stones and rocks.
However, if the vehicle does get stuck, the optional winch with a
pulling power of 3,600 kilograms will get it back on solid ground.
The customer can have transparent protective films applied to the
vehicle below the windows to protect the paintwork against scratches
sustained in the undergrowth.
Glass fibre reinforced plastic traction plates and an expedition
case with recovery strap, shackles, an Airjack vehicle recovery
jack, and folding spades can be ordered as expedition extras.
The Touareg Expedition can be ordered ready for adventure in tough