New Volkswagen Touareg with Hybrid Powertrain

Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid 2011

Showcased at the 2010 New York International Auto Show, the new Volkswagen Touareg boasts some impressive new stats. The focus is largely on fuel consumption and low co2 emissions across the 3 available engines which include the V6 FSI petrol engine, the V6 TDI Clean Diesel engine and the V6 TSI Gasoline Hybrid engine.

Low fuel consumption for new Volkswagen Touareg

The focus point for the new Touareg falls in line with the 'green' movement that is happening world-wide. The 8-speed automatic gear box runs at 21 mpg during inner city driving. Added to this is the clutch which can disengage the transmission from the engine when the engine is not powering the Touareg, further reducing emissions and fuel consumption.

The styling of the Touareg has also been updated, with a narrower grille and a muscular appearance. Like many new cars these days, the Touareg has a chrome finish and LED illuminated lights. Compared to the previous Touareg, the 2011 Touareg is wider and shorter and has a longer wheelbase for a strong sturdy feel. Also the space inside the cabin has increased and the overall weight of the car has decreased, thanks largely to use of new materials