Volkswagen Genuine Accessories Extends Its Touareg Program Share Comments Experience pure freedom: Whether driving through a river, climbing spectacular gradients up to 45° or crossing ditches, the Volkswagen Touareg can handle almost any challenge. It combines off-road power with the highest level of on-road comfort. Numerous awards confirm its excellent attributes: Readers of the magazine “Auto Bild alles allrad” recently voted the Touareg the “four-wheel-drive vehicle of the year 2004” in the luxury segment. The extended Volkswagen Genuine Accessories programme emphasises the Touareg’s distinctive and unique off-road appearance even further. One prominent highlight for example is the new under run guard that shields the vehicle’s sensitive front and rear chassis elements from dirt, stones, and the effects of ground contact. The Volkswagen Touareg is a comfortable luxury vehicle that offers the handling and precision of a saloon car. However, its true potential comes to light when it leaves the road. It overcomes any obstacle with ease: No pothole is too deep, no incline too steep and no ridge too slanted. When navigating tough routes and slopes, the new under run guard from the Volkswagen Genuine Accessories range is exactly the right choice: Made of four-millimetre-thick, high-quality ABS plastic, it doesn’t give dirt or stones the chance to mess up or damage the front and rear under body. The under run guard is available in the colours anthracite or silver. If required, it can be painted in the color of the car. The trims for the twin tailpipe silencer for the left and right side of the Touareg serve as an attractive com-plement. With a diameter of 76 millimetres each, the four pipes complete the optically strong overall impression made by the off-road specialist. The tailgate spoiler adds to the reserved yet effective styling. Another visual high-light is the mirror trim set, which comes in the colours anthracite, silver or, alternatively, fully chromed. Made of strong plastic, these trims can be fitted to wing mirrors with a minimum of effort. The scuff plates with Touareg lettering are both eye-catching and useful, especially the illuminated version with glass inserts for the rear-door sills. Sporty rims and complete wheels for the winter . . . Volkswagen Genuine Accessories has considerably widened its offer for the Touareg once again, particularly with regard to wheels and tyres. Three new complete winter wheels will be launched in time for the cold season, providing the Touareg with increased driving safety even on snow-covered slopes. These include the Tangis complete winter wheel set for the V6 or V8 petrol-version of the Touareg, comprising 6-spoke light alloy wheels (7.5J x 17″) and high-grip Dunlop Grand Trek WT M2 XL tyres (235/65 R17). Drivers of the Touareg R5 TDI should choose the Suez (7.5J x 17″) 6-spoke light alloy wheels and Dunlop Grand Trek M2 XL tyres (235/65 R17). Complete winter power for the V6, V8, V10 TDI and fans of larger wheels is provided by 18-inch Karthoum wheels that offer perfect optical characteristics – the 5-spoke light alloys (8J x 18″) not only look superb but, in combination with Dunlop Grand Trek M2 XL tyres (235/60 R18), also offer fantastic traction on any condition of road. . . . and for the summer The complete summer wheel Namib unifies optical finesse and driving comfort: For the first time ever, a genuine 19-inch wheel is now available for the Touareg R5 TDI – the most widely purchased vehicle in the range. The 7-spoke light alloy wheel is fitted with Pirelli Zero Rosso (275/45 R19) tyres. One main advantage: All complete winter wheels from the Volkswagen Genuine Accessories range can be used with the standard wheel nuts and also come with a hub-cap featuring the VW logo. Votex GmbH, a fully owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, is specialised in developing and distributing genuine accessories for the Volkswagen brand. All genuine accessories are created in close collaboration with de-signers to ensure that they suit the respective vehicle perfectly in both form and function. Genuine accessories stand out due to their optimum fit, maximum safety and reliability as well as their individual form. Volkswagen Genuine Accessories‚ are available exclusively from all Volkswagen partners. For more discussion on this story, click on the link to our discussion forums at the left.