The VW Touareg is a great SUV for young urban professionals or newlyweds looking to start a family; for some, though, it lacks the style and speed a car should have. For individuals in the second category, JE Design has put together a performance package for the German high-rider. A new ECU gives the TDI engine 404 horsepower and 686 lb-ft, up from 335 and 590 respectively.
The Touareg also takes on a touch of style in JE Design”s reenvisioning: a widebody kit gives the car a more aggressive stance, which is helped by a suspension lowering kit. New rims are also added, which at 22 inches are a definite increase on the stock, and also adds a dual exhaust to emphasize the increased sportiness of the car.
The entire package will sell for $19,340, or 15,210 Euros.
JE Design 2011 Volkswagen Touareg:
Already refined: New JE DESIGN Touareg with 410 hp
- Sophisticated Widebody-Kit for a powerful presentation
- Performance increase to 410 hp with guarantee
- Aluminium wheels SUV-Select, 22 inches
- All components inclusive TÃV-assessment
The new Touareg grew four centimetres in length in comparison to its predecessor. But only JE DESIGN enhances the width of this large VW as well. The new JE DESIGN Widebody-Kit in combination with the aluminium wheels and lower suspension setting bestows the SUV from Wolfsburg with significantly higher road dominance and an increased overtake prestige. The increased performance honours the wide construction”s promise in an impressive manner.
The JE DESIGN Widebody-Kit provides a completely new style for the Touareg, with a new sports radiator grill, front spoiler, front and back wheel arch kit, rear apron insert, roof spoiler and rear hatch blend for 4998 Euro including VAT (non-committal price recommendation). All of the components are fitted precisely, manufactured from Polyurethane (PU) and will be delivered already primed. The new additional headlights also provide the large Volkswagen with an even more unique front view.
Not only the components” perfect alignment, but also the ability to combine the components with all models of this series speaks for the engineering of the customizer from Leingarten, Germany. The widebody kit is developed to accommodate the Touareg standard version, but is also precisely fitted to accommodate designer packages “žChrome & Style” as well as “žTerrain-Style”. The pivot-trailer hitch can also be used as well as the different Volkswagen-muffler tips ““ regardless whether round or trapezium shaped ““ the JE DESIGN Widebody-Kit is designed to support it.
Alternatively, the JE DESIGN offers dual exhaust pipes for 595 Euro, which channels the exhaust fumes left and right through round bevelled stainless steel pipes in a diameter of 90 millimetres.
However, JE DESIGN is not limited to the visual transformation of the Touareg. Thanks to optimised engine management, the performance of the 4.2-liter TDI-engine has increased to 410 hp (302 kW) vs. the previous 340 hp (250 kW) and the maximum torque takes a leap from 800 to 930 Newton metres. Therefore the acceleration of this more than two ton vehicle from 0-100 kph only takes 5.4 instead of 5.8 seconds and the top speed now no longer ends at 242 but at 269 kph instead. The price of 2999 Euro already includes a one year warranty for the engine, the turbo charger, the transmission and the power train and can be extended to two years for an additional 199 Euro.
To ensure the newfound power is utilised to its full capacity on the road, the pneumatic electronic suspension lowering module will bring the vehicles 35 millimetres lower to the ground for a price of 1428 Euro.
As a result, the new aluminium wheels appear especially impressive. JE DESIGN equips the Wolfsburg-vehicle with the SUV-Select design, 10×12 inch aluminium wheels, back and front. For a total of 409 Euro the 30 millimetre wheel spacers on the front axel and 40 millimetres wheel spacers on the back axle additionally ensure that the wheel housing is optimally completed. For individual coordination, the wheels are available in four different finishes: shadow silver with a polished front surface, matte black with a matte silver front surface, graphite shiny silver with polished rim and matte graphite silver with polished rim. However, custom painted wheels are also available without problem so that each Touareg can become a customized vehicle. JE DESIGN offers the complete wheel package for 5190 Euro; single wheels are available for 690 Euro each.
The complete JE DESIGN upgrade, including assembly, paint and TÃV- registration is available for 19,750 Euro.
Of course, JE DESIGN will provide the respective TÃV-assessments for each component, so the specified assessments can be added to the vehicle registration without problem. Additionally, despite the performance increase, the Touareg is still in compliance with emission regulations and therefore eliminates problems during the emission control inspection.
– By: Zain Haq