Volkswagen's current styling is an object lesson in how to do a family design. It doesn't stand out too much but you know one when you see it. The front has a lot of horizontal lines to broaden its stance but being such a big car it also lowers it, visually at least.
The test example is very black. It reminds me of the description of Hotblack Desiato's ship in The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and has some real stealth bomber vibes. Sadly matt black isn't an available option to get that idea over the line. It's clean and crisp and very, very elegant.
The Touareg Wolfsburg is limited to 'Pure White', 'Deep Black Pearl Effect', 'Antimonial Silver Metallic' and the Wolfsburg-only 'Midnight Blue Metallic.' All but white cost $2100.
The cabin is awash with premium materials and with that giant touchscreen, has a proper from-the-future aesthetic. Again, there's no avant-garde in here, it's just clean and straightforward and everything looks right. I'm wracking my brains for a criticism, but I can't even find a trivial one.