Both the Mk1 and current Volkswagen Touareg are among the more macho looking big 4X4s in the market, with square edges and a buff body. Here, tuner JE Design enhances this image by adding a wide body kit that consists of a new sport radiator grill, front spoiler, front and back wheel arch kit, rear apron insert, roof spoiler and a rear hatch blend, all made of polyurethane (PU).

Adding to the design are 22-inch aluminium wheels, a dual exhaust and a suspension lowering kit, which reduces ride height by 35 mm. For those with individual tastes, the rims can be finished in 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.

Under the hood the Touareg’s 4.2-litre TDI engine is given a revised engine management system, which increases power from 335 hp to 404 hp. This has also positively affected pulling power; now with 930 Nm from the previous 800 Nm.

The extra power propels the Touareg to 100 km/h in just 5.4 seconds on to a top speed of 269 km/h. The company claims that the upgrades are achieved without affecting the standard car’s emissions. More pics after the jump.

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