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by Brett Davis

There’s only one way to introduce a special edition model to the Middle East and Arab regions: bring out a Gold edition. It’s not like the region is running short of gold supplies, so that’s exactly what Volkswagen has done. Introducing the Volkswagen Touareg Gold Edition.

The car was unveiled at the Qatar show earlier this week. It is one of the most ostentatious Touaregs we’ve ever seen. So what of it is gold? First, most noticeably, the wheels, they’re 22-inch in size and plated in 24-carat gold, as are the roof rails, window frames and sill strips.

The front grille is also done in 24-carat gold plating as are various bits and trimmings around the rear of the car, including the badges and the protective tailgate scuff plate.

Inside the car is equally rich, a bit like a United Emirates’ private jet interior. Just about every major edge, vent and prominent contour is covered in gold.

Other details of the special edition include a 265kW engine and every conceivable option available in the Touareg range.

Price? “Priceless”, Volkswagen says. The company also says it is a normal Touareg that could ‘drive around the world’. Although, Volkwagen suggests that you keep the car stored in a secure area.




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