The Touareg Element is based on the entry-level 150TDI version of Volkswagen’s premium large SUV. Its $69,990 plus on-road costs price tag makes it $2000 more expensive than the 150TDI, though it gains a host of additional features to more than offset the difference.
Standard on the Touareg Element are 18-inch Yukon alloy wheels, a proximity key with push-button start, electric tailgate, heated steering wheel with paddleshifters, speed-sensitive power steering, extra-dark tinted privacy windows, cargo cover, and an alarm with motion sensor and tow-away protection.
The Volkswagen Touareg Element is otherwise identical to the 150TDI, sharing its 150kW/450Nm 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine, eight-speed automatic transmission and 4Motion all-wheel-drive system.
The Element is upholstered with Black Vienna leather and is available in six exterior paint colours: Pure White, Light Silver metallic, Tungsten Silver metallic, Canyon Grey metallic, Moonlight Blue pearl effect and Deep Black pearl effect.
The new variant is available to order now alongside the rest of Volkswagen’s MY16 Touareg line-up, joining the 150TDI, the V6 TDI and the V8 TDI R-Line.
Note: No images of the Volkswagen Touareg Element are available at this stage. Touareg 150TDI pictured.