Volkswagen will present it’s first series hybrid – the Volkswagen Touareg. It will be introduced at Detroit in January 2010.
If at the Frankfurt Auto Show has already exposed thoughts ecological concepts as E-ups or L1 models, Volkswagen will launch at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2010 the new Touareg Hybrid, the first production model hybrid SUV from VW.
Although it could have been presented at Geneva in March choosing Detroit is not accidental – Hybrid Touareg will be sold in US., where hybrids are in high fashion in recent years. German model will be powered by a 333 hp V6 TDI unit and an electric motor of 52 horsepower. According to our information’s, the average consumption will be around 9 litres/100 km.
Touareg’s main direct competitors will be Mercedes ML450 Hybrid Hybrid, Lexus RX450h and the BMW X6 Hybrid, these models being launched in the last 16 months.