Volkswagen’s All-New 2011 VW Touareg Makes Heads Turn at Geneva Show; Hybrid Touareg Too in the Offing

March 8, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Volkswagen’s brand new Touareg has made an appearance at the Geneva Show. The new 2011 VW Touareg SUV sports the looks of a charmer and is being dubbed by its maker as the most technically innovative Volkswagen ever. And, as if that is not enough, VW is also lining up a Hybrid Touareg for the first time which will be a superlative machine on wheels that would boast of a supercharged V6 TSI petrol engine that would return 245kW and 580Nm and an electric motor that will enhance power to 279kW. The Touareg will also be the first and only off-roader in Europe by a German car maker to be available in a hybrid version too.

VW has managed to make sure that it is the most technically advanced car ever from its assembly line by cutting down on the base weight by 208kg. Despite slimming down considerably, the 2011 VW Touareg comes across as a strong and rigid car more than ever before. VW’s 8-speed automatic engine helps in smooth drives and helps cut fuel consumption and also C02 emissions. The car comes spruced up with a 4Motion all-wheel-drive system and a Torsen limited-slip differential that would help the Touareg climb up 31 degree inclines. Sounds exciting, right?

Powered by engines including the V6 TDI which would run 176kW and 550Nm of torque, the car maker has ensured average fuel consumption to stay at 7.4 litres per 100km. This means 1.9 litres less than that was offered by earlier versions. Meanwhile spitting out CO2 emissions would be limited to 195g/km.

Going by the looks of it, we guess we should believe it when the car maker says this one would be the most technically perfect car from its stables. Lets wait to hear more on that.

(Via worldcarfans)

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