Greater choice for buyers as SE, SEL Tech and Black Edition trims join the Touareg line-up for 2020.


Volkswagen has introduced three new trim grades to its large Touareg SUV for its 2020 model year. The three new trim levels bring the total number available on the Touareg to six.

Touareg SE

A new range-entry SE trim means the starting point to the Touareg range is more affordable, while a Black Edition trim at the top of the range offers extra kit and a black styling pack.

As Volkswagen’s flagship SUV, the Touareg is luxurious and very well-equipped and even the new less expensive SE trim comes with a 9.2-inch navigation screen, 19-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats and gesture control. Two versions of a 3.0-litre V6 diesel are offered, with either 228 or 282hp.

Touareg SEL

SEL Tech sits above SE and SEL in the middle of the Touareg hierarchy and features a powered tailgate, heat insulating glass and a different wheel design. The screen size increases to 15 inches, and VW’s 12.3-inch Active Info digital instrument cluster comes as standard. You can spec either of the two diesel engines, or a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine with 335hp.

Touareg Black Edition

Not only is there a new, cheaper Touareg at the entry point of the range, but the new Black Edition trim level represents the highest rung of the ladder. Based on the R-Line Tech trim, the Black Edition gets 21-inch alloys and a host of exterior trim pieces in black. It also has a panoramic sunroof and Volkswagen’s IQ. Light technology, which gives full-beam power away from urban areas while avoiding dazzling other drivers. Air suspension with automatic self-levelling is also standard on the range-topper, alongside parking assistance and a hands-free opening boot lid.

Touareg R Line Black Edition

The Touareg remains a strict five-seater, albeit a very spacious one and offers a large luggage area. Its rivals include the Mercedes GLE, Volvo XC90 and Range Rover Sport.