Using the Touareg as its entry platform for the technology, VW has mated an electric powertrain with its V6 TSI petrol engine and a new eight-speed automatic transmission to provide the SUV with a 333hp (248kW) output and 26mpg (9L/100km) fuel-economy.
The Touareg’s hybrid system features a 52hp electric motor and eight-speed auto
The Touareg V6 TSI Hybrid is scheduled to go into production next year and is tipped to be the world’s first hybrid to have a 3.5 metric ton towing capacity. The parallel hybrid system’s electric motor is rated at 52hp (38kW) and will enable the vehicle to travel up to 50km/h on electric power alone. In boosting mode – where maximum torque and power are required, the V6 TSI engine and the electric motor operate together (by kickdown or gearshift selector in “S” position). Under these conditions, a temporary maximum power of 374hp (275kW) is available with a maximum torque of 406lb-ft (550Nm).
Source: Motor Authority