Back in 2001 when VW was testing names for its new high-end SUV, the focus groups would have told them that 'Touareg' carried romantic associations of hardy desert tribesmen wandering freely across the rugged terrain.
And back in 2001, by no means did it conjure up visions of jihadist hordes riding Toyota pick-ups with heavy-calibre machines-guns mounted on the back, raiding desert gas-plants, murdering oil workers and chopping bits off thieves - no, no, no !
Now this is just a wild guess ... but it occurs to me that VW will be looking for a new name for their splendid flagship 4x4. Given the precedents of 'Touareg' and 'Tiguan', it may need to begin with a 'T' ... but probably not 'Taliban'.
Just a guess.
Weekend compo - your suggestions, please.