The exterior has a familiar design but the sport-ute is 4.3 cm longer, 2.0 cm lower, and has a 4.0 cm longer wheelbase - width remains unchanged. Design features include a new grille, a shapely profile, and distinctive taillights.
Inside, the cabin is positively luxurious. It has higher quality materials, more comfortable seats, and additional rear leg room. The rear bench has 160 mm of longitudinal adjustment and an adjustable backrest. More importantly, the seats can be folded down via a press of a button (optional) to free up 1,642 liters of cargo space (it has 580 liters of space when the seats are up)
The Touareg Hybrid features a supercharged V6 TSI petrol engine that produces 245 kW (333 PS) and an electric motor with 34 kW (47 PS). With a combined output of 279 kW (380 PS) and 580 Nm of torque, the Hybrid can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 240 km/h (149 mph). Combined fuel consumption is rated at 8.2 L/100 km (28.7 mpg US), while CO2 emissions come in at 193 g/km. More importantly, the hybrid can drive up to 50 km/h (31 mi) in pure electric mode.
The 3.6-liter V6 FSI has 206 kW (280 PS) and 360 Nm of torque. It consumes 9.9 L/100 km (23.8 mpg US), a reduction of 2.5 l/100 km (4.84 mpg US), and has a CO2 emission rating of 236 g/km (a reduction of 60 g/km).