Essen Motor Show: Touareg Sport Design Study Share Comments Wolfsburg, Germany – Volkswagen used the 2003 Essen Motorshow to introduce a design study for a sport version of their upscale off-road vehicle, the Touareg. Offering hints of possible things to come, this study comes directly from Volkswagen Individual GmbH – the division already known for providing Phaeton customers with the ability to build their own special vehicles complete with custom exterior and interior details and other personal desires. This study underlines and enhances the sporty on-road qualities of the Touareg while graphically enhancing numerous exterior and interior details as well. Special wheels: 20″ lightmetal (ET 60) with five double-spokes and 275/40-20 tires. The exterior of the Touareg Sport possesses newly designed front and rear bumpers which build a unity with powerful and elegantly arranged fender flares and side skirts. Also in harmony is the new front grille design with single silver border. In the rear of the Touareg Sport is a new top spoiler along with two double-end tailpipes for all to see. The deep-blue pearl-effect paint is very nearly the same color as the special race version Touareg competing in next year’s Rallye Dakar. The sports theme dominates the interior: Leather sport seats front and rear make a powerful statement, and wrapping up the interior treatment is special “Engine Spin” dash and trim design which offers an individualistic ambience. If enough inquiries result, 2004 might bring a limited edition of the Touareg Sport. For more discussion on this story, click on the link to our discussion forums at the left.