EXCLUSIVE – Bologna LIVE: Volkswagen presented 5 models image

Volkswagen has recently introduced five models at the 36th edition of the Bologna Motor Show, the Touareg Exclusive Hybrid, the Touareg R-Line, the Passat Alltrack, the 2013 Passat CC and the Beetle Maggiolino.

Besides the three Up! versions, the regular Up!, the Cross Up! and the Up! Azzurra Concept, Volkswagen has also presented five other models at the latest Italian automotive event, the 2011 Bologna Motor Show. The VW Touareg Exclusive Hybrid is powered by a 3.3 liter supercharged V6 engine which is developing 333 HP and 359 Nm of torque, along with an electric motor which is generating 47 HP, to a total output of 380 HP and 580 Nm of torque. In electric mode, the SUV can accelerate up to 50 km/h while the 0 to 100 km/h acceleration time takes 6.5 seconds and the top speed is 240 km/h when the crossover is using both the engine and the electric motor.

The new Touareg R-Line will definitely bring a touch of exclusivity to the SUV which is now getting a sporty body kit made out of an aggressive front bumper bar and grille layout, side skirts and an equally enthusiastic rear bumper bar and roof spoiler. The R-Line kit can come with 20 inch alloy wheels, sports suspension, stainless steel door sill plates, a sports steering wheel with decorative inserts in piano black, stainless steel pedals and aluminum trim on the dash board, along with a two-tone leather finish.

The VW Passat Alltrack has been recently unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show and it’s designed to handle almost all type of terrain. The 4MOTION all-wheel drive will assist four engines, two petrol and two diesel, with the range kicking off with the 138 BHP six-speed manual version, along with the 168 BHP model with the six-speed DSG automatic transmission. Prices for the model are expected to start at 44.000 USD in Europe.

The 2013 Passat CC adds new front and rear styling to better match VW’s new corporate look and changes include the addition of new LED detailing at the rear, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, three-seat bench in the rear, RCD 310 audio, stainless steel door sill plates and safety head restraints with additional longitudinal adjustment for the front seats.

Last but not least, the Beetle Maggiolino might actually be the Beetle R, which has been scheduled to enter production and if the model will be based on the concept seen earlier this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and it will most likely will, than the vehicle is expected to be fitted with an aggressive body kit, sports seats, improved breaking system and a turbocharged 265 horsepower engine, along with the DSG transmission.