Based on the Touareg 190TDI Premium, the Touareg Adventure will be produced in a limited-run of 150 examples.
The Touareg Adventure is priced from $90,990 plus on-road costs, representing a price premium of $4200 over the standard Touareg 190TDI Premium at $86,790 plus on-road costs.
For the extra money, the Touareg Adventure gets a raft of additional features to make it more capable on- and off-road.
These include 19-inch alloy wheels, four-wheel steering, extra underbody protection for the engine, a 90-litre fuel tank (up from 75L in the Touareg 190TDI Premium), roof bars and adventure badging.
Inside, the Touareg Adventure gets two additional two-tone leather interior palettes including Atacama Beige and a darker Florence Brown which are unique to the model. Each option is matched with a fine-grain ash wood trim for the dashboard and doors.
The external paint hue on the Touareg Adventure is dictated by the interior colour selection. Buyers of beige interiored models can choose between a Pure White or Sechura Beige Metallic paint, while Florence Brown interiors are matched with either Silicone Grey or Deep Black Pearl Effect.
The metallic and pearl effect paints are a $2000 option.
Gravel and sand off-road driving modes are added on Touareg Adventure models, while a tyre pressure monitoring system projects individual tyre pressures onto the vehicle’s infotainment screen.
A memory function for front seats, mirrors and the electric steering column also feature on the Touareg Adventure.
A 360-degree camera, park assist plus and manoeuvre braking all come as standard.
Above: Volkswagen Touareg 190TDI
Buyers can also option one of two adventure packages. Adventure package one adds a tow bar, luggage compartment tray, and front and rear mudflaps for an additional $2790.
Adventure package two fits a tow bar, luggage compartment tray, side steps and all-weather rubber floor mats for an extra $4125.
Roof bar accessories including a roof box; a bike, surfboard or kayak carrier; or a ski and snowboard carrier, can also be added. The options can be had at 10 per cent off regular prices when optioned onto the Touareg Adventure.
An innovision package can also be optioned for $8000, adding a 12.3-inch digital cluster, 15-inch infotainment screen, heads-up display, customisable interior ambient lighting, a volume scroll wheel and a gloss black centre console.
The Volkswagen Touareg uses the same 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel V6 as the regular Touareg 190TDI Premium, outputting 190kW and 600Nm through an eight-speed automatic transmission to all four wheels.
The 2021 Volkswagen Touareg Adventure will be available from August through Volkswagen Australia’s dealer network.
2021 Volkswagen Touareg pricing
Prices exclude on-road costs.