2011 Volkswagen Touareg

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2011 Volkswagen Touareg

Volkswagen Touareg

At the front the Volkswagen Touareg has picked up the new horizontal VW family face that debuted on the latest Golf and Polo, finally discarding the more vertical and heavily chromed fascia of the original. The original Volkswagen Touareg was always porky for its size, so VW put the ute on a diet and the new base Volkswagen Touareg is now nearly 460 pounds lighter than its predecessor.

The new Volkswagen Touareg brings with it Volkswagen s first ever mass produced hybrid drivetrain. The hybrid combines the VW Group s supercharged and direct injected 3.0-liter V6 with an electric motor and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Volkswagen Touareg is also available with a normally aspirated 3.6-liter gasoline V6 and for the first time the awesome 335 horsepower 4.2-liter TDI V8.

Even the diesel V8 is rated at 25.8 mpg (U.S.).

The second-generation Touareg will become Volkswagen s first-ever showroom model to offer a gasoline-electric hybrid drivetrain when it is introduced to North America later this year. Unveiled at a gala presentation in Munich, Germany, on February 10, the new 2011 Volkswagen Touareg has been developed in a joint engineering program with the second-generation Porsche Cayenne.

Volkswagen brand design boss Klaus Bischoff has chosen an evolutionary approach for the styling of the second-generation Volkswagen Touareg, updating the themes established by the German carmaker s former design boss,

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Harmut Wartkuss. Much like other recently introduced Volkswagen models, the Touareg s steel body adopts an edgier look with tauter surfacing, more defined feature lines and squared-off wheel arches. At 189 inches long, 76 inches wide and 67.3 inches high, the Touareg has grown in length by 1.7 inches to accommodate its newly stretched 114.2-inch wheelbase while retaining the same width and height.

In particular, the rear seat now has a range of 6.3 inches, improving rear-seat legroom. Trunk capacity is put at 20.5 cubic feet, and 58 cubic feet is available with the rear seat folded flat.

The direct-injection 3.0-liter V6 makes 280 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, while the 3.0-liter turbodiesel makes 240 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. VW claims the 2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid will accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 149 mph.

To increase overall efficiency, Volkswagen s hybrid system decouples the gasoline engine from the gearbox on a trailing throttle at speeds up to 100 mph to reduce mechanical drag, a process the German carmaker s engineers describe as sailing.

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Volkswagen Touareg Electric Cars

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