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2021 Volkswagen Touareg Wolfsburg Edition pricing and specs detailed: Cut-price BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE rival better in black

The Wolfsburg is the meanest version of the third-generation Touareg yet.

Volkswagen Australia has brought back the Touareg’s mean-looking Wolfsburg Edition for another generation, with 300 examples of the large SUV to arrive in showrooms from March next year.

Two variants of the Wolfsburg Edition are on offer, with the 210TDI priced from $119,900 plus on-road costs and limited to 200 units, while the 310TDI commands a $20,000 premium and has 100 fewer vehicles available.

As per the full-time MY21 Touareg range, the 210TDI is powered by a 210kW/600Nm 3.0-litre single-turbo diesel V6, while the 310TDI steps up with a 310kW/900Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo diesel V8.

Both engine options are mated to an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission and Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system.

The Wolfsburg Edition stands out from the Touareg crowd with its black grille, 21-inch Suzuka alloy wheels, side mirror caps, window surrounds and roof rails plus a ‘Wolfsburg’ badge.

Exclusive Midnight Blue metallic paintwork is available for $2100 alongside the regular Deep Black Pearl Effect colour. Exclusive Midnight Blue metallic paintwork is available for $2100 alongside the regular Deep Black Pearl Effect colour.

Exclusive Midnight Blue metallic paintwork is available for $2100 alongside the regular Deep Black Pearl Effect and Antimonial Silver Metallic colours, and there’s also the no-cost Pure White hue.

The Wolfsburg Edition’s 210TDI and 310TDI variants have the same standard equipment, including soft-close doors (a first for the Touareg) as well as Night Vision and tyre pressure monitoring (firsts for the 210TDI).

Included kit otherwise extends to all-wheel steering, active anti-roll bars, dusk-sensing Matrix LED headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, rear privacy glass, a hands-free power-operated tailgate and premium LED tail-lights with dynamic indicators.

Inside, keyless entry and start, a 15.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system, Dynaudio Consequence sound system, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a head-up display, a wireless smartphone charger, heated and cooled front sports seats with massaging, a heated sports steering wheel with paddle-shifters, heated rear seats (outboard), four-zone climate control, ambient lighting, Savona leather-appointed upholstery, a Soul Black headliner and brushes stainless-steel pedals feature.

Advanced driver-assist systems include front and rear autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keep and steering assist (emergency), blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, park assist, surround-view cameras, parking sensors and driver attention alert.

A panoramic sunroof can be added to the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE rival for $3000.

As reported, a $136,490 R-Line version of the 310TDI is due locally late this year, with its 200 examples and Wolfsburg Edition sibling’s 100 units to be the last Touaregs fitted with the 310kW/900Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo diesel V8 engine.

2021 Volkswagen Touareg Wolfsburg Edition pricing before on-road costs

VariantTransmissionCost
210TDIautomatic$119,900
310TDIautomatic$139,900