Volkswagen has announced a new special edition Touareg for Australia.
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Dubbed the Monochrome, the black-and-white edition brings a raft of styling add-ons and interior equipment compared to the existing Touareg 150TDI on which it's based.

On the outside, you'll be able to tell the Monochrome apart from regular Touaregs thanks to its unique badges, black mirror caps, dark grille and roof rails, along with dark tinting on the tail-lights. The car rides on 19-inch 'Moab' alloy wheels, too.

Inside, the seats are trimmed in black-and-grey leather, with brushed aluminium and piano black inserts on the dashboard. Adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking (AEB), keyless entry, an electric tailgate, and heated steering wheel are all included in the special edition.

There are no options, which means the $74,990 (plus ORCs) price is, well, the price everyone will pay.

To make sure owners don't undermine the Monochrome naming theme with a lairy exterior colour – something very few people do on their German SUVs anyway, but that's besides the point – Volkswagen will only offer the car in Pure White, Canyon Grey and Deep Black.

The special SUV will only be available with the 150TDI powertrain, which usually kicks off at $68,990 before on-roads in base spec, or $70,990 in Element guise. The car has 150kW of power and 450Nm of torque, put to the road through an eight-speed automatic transmission.