Hybrid drivetrain offers even more fuel efficiency
Classy interior design
Agile road handling dynamics with a plush ride quality
Not great with cargo space efficiency
No third row seating option
Only a small number of high tech options available
The second generation Touareg is also VW's first production hybrid vehicle. The all-new Touareg 3.0-liter supercharged, direct injection V6 gasoline engine is paired with a special electric motor that significantly reduces fuel consumption and emissions compared to the previous V8 FSI model. The electric motor is paired with a nickel metal-hydride battery pack fitted beneath the luggage compartment. Both systems are capable of running independently or together and when combined, produce a total of 380 horsepower and 428 lbs.-ft. of torque. The new supercharged hybrid gives its customers V8 power with better fuel efficiency than a V6 engine.
Another first for the Touareg hybrid is the standard Start-Stop system, which automatically
stops the engine during idling, for example while waiting at a red light. This function improves fuel economy and reduces emissions, especially during city driving conditions.
The 2011 Touareg is estimated to get 20 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
The exterior changes to the 2011 Touareg reflect the refinements under the hood. Compared to its predecessor, the 2011 Touareg is wider and has a shorter overall height for a stronger presence. At the front is a narrower grille opening that seamlessly connects to the trapezoidal headlight housings that carry U-shaped LED running lights and Bi-XenonTM High Intensity Gas-Discharged headlamps.
The 2011 Touareg Hybrid will only come in one trim, with 19” Everest alloy wheels.