2012 Volkswagen Touareg R? image

According to recent rumors that appeared in the French media, after Scirocco and Golf, the 2011 Touareg may have its own R version.

The propulsion system will be an electric V8 hybrid that will produce around 550 HP!

The difference between the electric unit found on the actual Touareg V6 Hybrid and the one that will be used on the next R model, would be the fact that the electric motor featured by the Volkswagen Touareg R would be more powerful, so it can enable pure electric driving.

The next Touareg R will also have a new aerodynamics package, bigger brakes and a stiffer suspension setup. Inside Touareg R might also get an upgrade, with higher quality materials and more technology.

According to the same source, the 2012 Volkswagen Touareg R could take place at the Detroit Motor Show in 2011.

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Source: Automarket via | Automobile Magazine

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  • ldsknack

    i love my 2008 touareg and am looking forward to having another V8. It is disheartening to have to settle for a V6 and the possibility of losing all the climbing capabilities. 4way air suspension and dial-in rear differential is a huge plus, not to mention the auto leveling. I love to hammer down the road at 100+ after crawling down the rocks. too much fun…should have gotten the V10 diesel.