The Volkswagen Touareg confirmed its off-road prowess once again by setting a new world altitude record for a motor vehicle of 6,080 metres. This achievement, undertaken in a standard-engined Touareg 3.2-litre V6, is officially recognised by the Guinness World Records' Book. In Chile, battling against icy winds and a lack of oxygen, the Touareg expedition team fought its way through the lunar landscape of the Ojos del Salado, the world's highest volcano, to achieve the record. An altimeter and GPS system displayed the result of 6,080 metres. This is the highest point on the surface of the Earth that a vehicle can reach and safely return from. The Touareg has therefore proven its abilities in extreme conditions and surpassed the performance of all other off-road vehicles.