The Volkswagen 2011 Touareg is deemed to be the most innovative VW car since the existence of the brand. It is expected to take the definition of SUV into a different level and different interpretation. The 2011 Touareg will achieve all this while losing about 460 pounds and getting an engine that’s 20% more efficient.
The Hybrid variant of the VW Touareg can breeze on the road at 50 km/hr on a pure electric drive with zero emission. One of the diesel variants, the V6 TD that has a 7.6L now has the best numbers for its segment of the market in Europe.
Despite the shedding of pounds, the 2011 Touareg has better torsional rigidity by 5%. The aerodynamics of the car was improved too with this version being lower than its older sibling among other elements added to its design.
All of the variants are available with 8-speed automatic transmission which returns better number at more than 2 liters per 100 kilometers. The Touareg is being offered with the 4Motion variant which can handle climbing 31 degrees and another variant which has the Off-road program that activates everything needed to handle more challenging inclines and descents.
Aside from the engine and exterior improvements, the designers of Volkswagen also transformed the interior to become more functional and versatile. They gave it the biggest sunroof in the market and Area View which uses four cameras to monitor the surroundings. Safety has been beef up by the cameras together with the nine airbags in the car.
Volkswagen is expecting a great market response for the 2011 Touareg basing it on the performance of its first generation SUV which easily sold 500,000 units and was a great competitor for alternatives from BMW and Audi.