2012 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid First Official Details

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2012 Volkswagen Touareg First Official Details

Volkswagen Touareg

2011 Touareg

Last week, unveiled the all-new 2011 sport utility vehicle, its first-ever hybrid-electric powertrain. It has new and styling that updates had become a somewhat outmoded

Volkswagen sold about a million of the first-generation Touareg, in 2004, and the new model retains the abilities VW built into its SUV. But it’s lighter, luxurious, and far more fuel than its predecessor.

V-6 engines only

The 2011 Touareg to be sold in the States only V-6 engines, in gasoline and A 4.2-liter V-8 TDI diesel offered won’t come to the States, and gasoline V-8 and V-10 TDI diesel are no longer needed.

The gasoline V-6 model is now the top of the line, replacing two larger engines not only in the but also in Europe. It will one year later, as a 2012 An eight-speed automatic transmission is on all models.

Hybrid shared with Porsche

The hybrid uses a 3.0-liter supercharged direct-injected V-6 mated to a 34-kilowatt (46-horsepower) motor mounted between the and the transmission. Our editor Marty a prototype Touareg Hybrid October.

This setup, far simpler than Toyota’s Synergy Drive, means the Touareg Hybrid can run on electric or recharge the battery pack, but it do both at the same time.

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The hybrid-electric system used in the will also be shared an all-new Porsche Cayenne as well as a redesign of the Audi Q7. The Porsche Cayenne is expected to go on late next year .

All are built in the same plant, and to get of scale, Volkswagen Group to use the system as widely as possible.

Tow rating: 7,500 pounds


The combined power of the engine and is 374 horsepower, suitable for towing up to pounds, Volkswagen says. It do 0 to 62 mph in 6.5 seconds, and maximum speed is 144 per hour.

The new 2012 Touareg will run in all-electric mode up to 30 per hour. The engine is disengaged the transmission not only in electric but even when the driver the accelerator pedal at speeds up to 100 reducing energy lost to

As with most hybrids, the of the braking goes toward energy to recharge the nickel-metal-hydride pack.  And the engine is switched off time the vehicle comes to a restarting when the driver off the brake pedal.

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Volkswagen Touareg Electric Cars
Volkswagen Touareg Electric Cars
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