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VW Touareg Hybrid: Preview

VW Touareg Hybrid
Interesting preview here of the upcoming VW Touareg Hybrid.

An all-new Touareg is due from Volkswagen next year as a 2011 model. Following later in 2011 as a 2012 model, VW is planning a hybrid version of the SUV to take its place alongside the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid and Audi Q7 Hybrid which will share the same basic platform and battery technology.

Unlike many of the latest hybrids, the 2012 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid uses a nickel-metal hydride pack instead of a lithium-ion pack. The electric motor delivers 52 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque at peak, and sits between the engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Providing the combustion portion of the powertrain is a supercharged V-6 engine rated at 333 horsepower, ensuring robust performance.

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Source: Motor Authority