Volkswagen Introduces the Most Powerful Touareg Ever

Volkswagen has revealed details about the upcoming new vehicle - the plug-in hybrid Touareg R.

The SUV will be presented at the Geneva International Motor Show.

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The official premiere, which will take place on March 3, is just under two weeks away, and the manufacturer has already revealed a number of details. The new Touareg has received a hybrid powertrain. It consists of a 3.0-liter turbo petrol V6, an electric motor and a 14.1-kWh lithium-ion battery. A total power output is 462 hp and 700 Nm. The engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The four-wheel drive model can travel 45 km at a speed of 140 km/h only on electric traction. A top speed is limited to 250 km/h. Other specifications have not yet been announced.

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Externally, the Touareg R can be distinguished by a special body kit and 20-inch wheels. They can be replaced with wheel rims up to 22 inches in diameter for an additional fee. Also, the new SUV has LED lamps, black leather interior, a digital dashboard, a 15-inch infotainment system and several additional colors in the body palette.

The SUV can be equipped with the L2 autopilot at an additional cost. If necessary, it is available with Trailer Assist.

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The Volkswagen Touareg R will be released in Europe in the second half of this year. Prices will be announced closer to the start of sales.

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