The Volkswagen Touareg is starting to show its age but that hasn't stopped the company from introducing the new Executive Edition in Europe.

Described as an "extraordinary limited edition model," the Touareg Executive can be equipped with an exclusive Malbec Red exterior which pays tribute to the Malbec grape which is used in red wine.  The crossover also has tinted windows, smoked rear taillights, and 20-inch Mallory wheels with a black finish.

The unique styling continues in the cabin as designers added black Nappa leather seats with diamond quilted inserts and Tobacco brown contrast stitching.  The model also has an ambient lighting system, heated / ventilated front seats, premium wood trim, and illuminated door sill plates with "Executive Edition" badging.

In Germany, the model will be offered with two different 3.0-liter TDI V6 engines.  The entry-level unit produces 204 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque, while the other cranks out 262 hp and 427 lb-ft of torque. Both are connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a standard 4Motion all-wheel drive system.

Pricing starts at €64,925 for the entry-level model, while the performance-oriented version retails for €68,550.

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The new Touareg Executive Edition

  • Stylish limited edition model with optional Malbec Red finish
  • Perfectly coordinated interior with exclusive detailing

Volkswagen is kicking off the summer with a new extraordinary limited edition model. The new Touareg Executive Edition1 is now supplementing the model range of the popular SUV and impresses with its exclusive features.

First class, elegant, exquisite – the new Touareg Executive Edition stands for what is special. In addition to the exclusive, optionally available paint in Malbec Red – a tribute to the French red wine grape variety Malbec – the standard black "Mallory" 20-inch alloy wheels are another prominent feature of the elegant special model. Customers can also choose from a selection of various 20- and 21-inch alloy wheels.

The tastefully styled exterior of the Touareg is complemented by tinted side and rear windows as well as smoked LED rear lights in cherry red.

The exclusivity of the Touareg Executive Edition continues into the interior as well. Above all, it is the sophisticated black Nappa leather seats with their distinctive diamond quilted pattern – and stitching in the contrasting colour "Tobacco" – that create an especially stylish overall impression. Comfortable and relaxed travels are guaranteed by the climate seats for the driver and front passenger. Beside the seat temperature, seat ventilation can also be individually regulated at the push of a button.

In addition, the interior is refined by such features as numerous fine wood decorative inlays, illuminated stainless steel door sill panels with "Executive Edition" badges and individually adjustable ambient lighting. Prices for the elegant special model start at €64,925 for the Touareg with V6 TDI 150 KW /204 PS.