• Nov 12, 2009
2011 Volkswagen Touareg - Click above for high-res image gallery

January's North American International Auto Show (Detroit Auto Show) is expected to host the debut of Volkswagen's all-new third-generation Touareg SUV (the facelifted "second-gen" arrived in the States as a 2008 model). While details are few, rumor has it that VW will introduce its new Touareg with a variety of powerplant choices during its first model year, including a hybrid variant.

As previously reported, the hybrid is expected to combine the supercharged 3.0-liter TSI V6 from the Audi S4 mated to a 38 kW electric motor. An all-new eight-speed automatic transmission wraps up the package. Total combined power is 374 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. With an all-wheel drive powertrain, the Touareg Hybrid should sprint to 60 mph in less than seven seconds and return a combined EPA fuel economy figure of about 26 mpg. While it debuts in just two months, the new Volkswagen Touareg isn't expected in showrooms until the second half of 2010.



[Source: Autocar]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      side profile reminds me of a 1st gen Santa Fe
      • 5 Years Ago
      BE AFRAID THE AZTEC IS ALIVE!!! just kidding
      • 5 Years Ago
      Now, this would be a great engine to put into the S4, or maybe even the RS4, of course minus that awesome V8 rumble.
      • 5 Years Ago
      unless this one comes out with the god like v10 twin turbo diesel engine, this car is really useless. For the same price, i rather get a Q7 or X5. At least audi and bmw are companies that specialize in luxury cars with prestige.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Judging from the shape it doesnt look like VW at all.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Weird, I always thought the 2nd gen Touareg was sold by Porsche as the Cayenne. Or was it the other way around?
        • 5 Years Ago
        neither. both vw and porsche models were developed and released at the same time… because they’re the same thing. aside from the chassis, the main overlap occurred when porsche dropped vw's v6 in the cayanne for the euro market.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Every time I see a current-gen Toureg, I am still surprised at how diminutive it looks. Considering it shares its platform with the Q7 and Cayenne, which look bigger in comparison.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It doesn't look too different. I kinda wish it did.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If it has 1/2 of the problems of the first generation Touareg it will still be a terrible car.

      • 5 Years Ago
      0-60 in less than 7 seconds into the stealership service center?
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