Sunday, December 4, 2011

1/43 VW Touareg, 1nd gen (facelift) & 2rd gen



The Touareg's first facelift was unveiled at the 2006 Paris Motor Show, and debuted in North America as a 2008 model. It now features the shield grille from others in the Volkswagen Passenger Cars range. The updated Touareg has more than 2300 redesigned parts.
The new Touareg features a world first in automotive headlight technology: the "glare-free high beam".("Dynamic Light Assist" at Volkswagen). Unlike an adaptive high beam system, the newest system continually and gradually adjusts not only the range of the high-beam, but also its pattern. The beam pattern changes its direction continually so that vehicles in front are not being illuminated, while the area surrounding them is being constantly illuminated at high beam intensity.

The facelifted 1st gen Touareg is made by Minichamps. Pretty decent finish and paint works. The interior is at about the average of Minichamp's quality. The headlights are well shaped and the Trims seem a little boring.











1st Gen Touareg

Make: Volkswagen
Model: Touareg
Model brand: Minichamps
Scale: 1/43
Release year: 2007


2nd Gen Touareg

Make: Volkswagen
Model: Touareg
Model brand: Schuco
Scale: 1/43
Release year: 2010

8 comments:

  1. Touareg Excellent!!

    And of Schuco looks very nice too. Good post.

    I make a query. In your country, selling collections as the Editorial Altaya of Spain?

    Greetings !!!!!

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  2. @Vasco I'm sorry I didn't quite get your question. I guess you mean whether I can buy models made by Altaya here? The answer is yes. I live in the U.S. and I purchase most of the models from Internet like eBay. I also purchase models through some online model shops in UK, Germany and Netherlands.

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  3. I really wanted to ask if there are any unique collection in your country, do not go elsewhere. For example, collections of Russian cars or cars in Spain. Is there any car that is U.S.?

    Greetings!

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  4. nice pair of Touareg!
    Greetings!

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  5. @ Vasco Yes there're some unique American Muscle car models made by American Excellence. I guess it's a sub-brand of Neo Collectables and all their products are resin. They have a variety of '50-'90s beauties in American market. Here's its website: http://www.american-excellence.com/?page=catalog

    Cheers!

    @komenda Thanks bro! Cheers!

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  6. Here we turn to the fascicles of the Editorial Altaya collectibles because they are cheaper. But unfortunately not all collections arrive.

    http://www.altaya.es/coleccionables/miniaturas-clasicas.html

    In business, we can get models that are not very varied and the prices are very high in order to have this hobby .... : (

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  7. Hi, I came across your site and wasn’t able to get an email address to contact you. Would you please consider adding a link to my website on your page. Please email me.

    Thanks!

    Joel Houston
    JHouston791@gmail.com

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  8. Really nice model, congrats

    Greetings from Argentina!

    https://retroautosenescala.blogspot.com.ar/

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