Volkswagen is preparing its next technology: the hybrid one. It will not only be applied to small cars, the Touareg will also use it. A near-production prototype was released today, and if the production version will have the same performance will be pretty impressive: a 9,0 liters/100 km and a CO2 emission of 210 g/km for a SUV is pretty good, no?
Volkswagen will be implementing a parallel hybrid drive on the future Touareg V6 TSI Hybrid. This version of the SUV will have a high-performance, full-time all-wheel drive too. The V6 engine develops 328 hp at 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 440 NM at 3000 rpm.
V6 TSI plus E-motor drives fuel consumption below 9.0 liters The E-motor integrated between the V6 TSI and the 8-speed automatic transmission adds power of 50hp and up to 300 Newton-meters torque.
In so-called boosting – where requests for maximum power and torque (by kickdown or gearshift selector in “S” position) are supported by the engagement of both V6 TSI and electric drive systems – the powertrain briefly supplies a power of 368 hp and the maximum available torque increases to 550 Newton-meters. In this case, the Touareg V6 TSI Hybrid prototype accelerates to 100 km/h in (62 mph) just 6.8 seconds.
Press release after the jump.