Volkswagen Touareg Kong (2005)
Volkswagen Touareg Kong
The official King Kong crew member is now available as an attractive special edition - 45 degrees max. gradability, 58 centimetres wading depth, 3.5 tonnes max. trailer weight. The new Touareg Kong is a powerful helper and the ideal crew vehicle at the filming of the new "King Kong" film. This extraordinary Touareg also offers elegant and sporty design, outstanding ride comfort, and the latest technology.
The mighty, colour-coded widened sills, 19-inch "Avignon" alloy wheels in Sterling Silver finish with 275/45 R 19 tyres, the silver-coloured front and rear underbody guards, the exterior mirror housings also in silver-look, and the characteristic chrome surround of the front bumper air intake all contribute to the Touareg Kong's exclusive and eye-catching appearance.
To round off the picture it has sporty oval tailpipe trim, silver-coloured roof bars and the elegant chrome package, consisting of chrome strips on the radiator grille, side windows, and sills, high-gloss black roof pillar trim, and a chrome-finish step on the rear bumper. Naturally each Touareg Kong has a "King Kong" badge on the B-pillar identifying it as an official crew member.
The Touareg also reveals an individual character in its interior: leather seats, "Engine Spin" design garnish trim, and a 4-spoke steering wheel give the interior a sporty and elegant feel. The Rear Seat Entertainment from Volkswagen Individual is also a special treat, not just for cinema fans. The rear passengers can enjoy real cinema flair on the move with wireless headphones and a 7-inch screen integrated into the headliner.
Two cupholders in the central armrest and darkened rear windows underline the special atmosphere. The fully-automatic "Climatronic" air conditioning system with 2-zone temperature control, the parking distance warning system (front and rear distance warning with audible and visual signals), and fog lights complete the Touareg Kong's generous equipment specification.
Alongside the specific "Kong" features, customers can adapt their vehicles to their individual needs with other optional equipment from the Touareg programme: for example they can add a reversing camera for safe manoeuvring, variable anti-roll bars for greater traction and comfort off tarred roads, or bi-xenon headlights with bend light for an optimum view in all conditions.
In the jungle – be it the urban kind or the wilderness – not only the standard compass in the roof console can help out; the engines available for the Touareg Kong have ample power reserves for all types of road. Two petrol engines are on offer in the form of the 3.2 litre V6 and the 4.2 litre V8. The V6 delivers 241 PS / 177 kW and has a maximum torque of 310 Nm. The V8 reaches 310 PS / 228 kW and 410 Nm.
There is also a generous range of diesels for the Touareg Kong. The customer can choose between three TDI® engines with the latest direct injection, starting with the 2.5 litre in-line five cylinder engine producing 174 PS / 128 kW power and 400 Nm torque. The equally refined and economical 225 PS / 165 kW V6 TDI delivers 500 Nm and covers the mid-range. The top-of-the-line diesel is the V10 TDI, which is capable of an impressive 313 PS / 230 kW and 750 Nm torque and is a peerlessly smooth power source in the Touareg Kong too.
The new Touareg Kong is available in four paint finishes with prices starting at 48 225 euros. The price saving on the "Kong" equipment package is up to 4 200 Euro.