Volkswagen has announced prices for the new Touareg, including the hybrid version.
Prices start at £38,225 for the SE 3.0-litre TDI 240 PS, while the Hybrid model costs £54,995.
It’s now possible to order the new model (the Hybrid model goes on sale next month) with the first customer deliveries taking place in October.
Despite being 40 mm longer both in its wheelbase and overall length, the new Touareg weighs over 200 kg less than the outgoing car and is 20 per cent more efficient.
The new 3.0-litre V6 TDI 240 PS is capable of returning 38.2 mpg while emitting 195 g/km of CO2 to place it in VED band J, and is expected to be the volume seller.
The Hybrid model meanwhile has a 0-62 mph acceleration time of 6.5 seconds through its combination of a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 TSI petrol engine developing 333 PS and an electric motor generating 47 PS resulting in a total output of 380 PS and 428 lbs ft of torque. The Hybrid returns 34.4 mpg with emissions of 193 g/km of CO2 – so although the hybrid has slightly lower emissions, the diesel is more economical. The Hybrid versions also costs £16,770 more than the diesel.
All of the above models feature a number of economy enhancing features including battery regeneration (recuperation or energy recovery during braking phases) and a Start/Stop function.
A new 4.2-litre TDI V8 engine producing 340 PS and 590 lbs ft of torque is also available, priced at £56,530.
All new Touareg models have a new eight-speed tiptronic automatic gearbox.
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