Engines: 3.6L V-6; 3.0L Turbodiesel V-6; 3.6L Supercharged V-6/electric motor
Assembly Location: Emden, Germany
What’s New for ’11
Volkswagen’s first global production hybrid, powered by a supercharged 3.6L V-6 and electric motor, joins the lineup.
The 3.6L V-6 and 3.0L turbodiesel V-6 continue. All powerplants are coupled with a new 8-speed automatic transmission with standard 4MOTION all-wheel-drive.
The Touareg is overall shorter and wider than its predecessor, and boasts a longer wheelbase and increased interior room. Suspension revisions and increased insulation improve noise, vibration and harshness characteristics, but the prior model’s serious off-road capability has been eliminated.
A power opening and closing liftgate is standard across the board.