Two new Touaregs made their debut in Qatar today, with a special take on the Race Touareg 3 and, for the driver that can't get enough of anything, the Touareg Gold Edition. Yes, that's real 24-karat gold.
Bling is not a worn-out term in Qatar, it appears--or at least not a worn-out concept. Starting with a regular Touareg, VW added custom 22-inch wheels, roof rails, rub strips, and other details--all plated in gold. Inside, there's more.
Switches and other details get the precious metal treatment, while the dashboard is trimmed in brown leather with contrasting seams. Walnut Burr wood trim finishes the look.
The Race Touareg 3 Qatar likewise adds some gold to its look, though only in color, with new 18-inch BBS wheels replacing the standard 16s. The best part of the special-edition race SUV is that it's street legal. VW also put together a more friendly interior with elements offering tirbute to the Dakar rally, including the winning years etched into the center console.
Check out page two for more details.