The clear direction for Volkswagen this year is more focused on electric and hybrid options, and a goal to expand the SUV range in general. Of course, we will not see these goals achieved at least next year, if not the following, but VW sets clear goals for the brand. For the 2016 model year, hybrid option removed from the Volkswagen Touareg trim options, but a recent image allowed us to reflect on the potential of a Volkswagen Touareg 2018 hybrid and its specifications are impressive.
2018 Vw Touareg Hybrid Outside
By the appearance of the original images, 2018 VW Touareg Hybrid comes with a refreshed exterior style. However, this new generation model sits on the flexible MLB Evo platform. With some optimization in the modular architecture, this Touareg 2018 hybrid could exceed about 300 kg (661 lbs) of its overall body weight. Volkswagen presents a dramatic style in this new Touareg Hybrid with LED strips in the headlights, grid and The front air intakes. The taillights also feature 3 LED-style clusters. The hood obtains dynamic moldings towards the arches of the front wheel.
The biggest change in the interior cabin will probably be the improved infotainment system MIB II with support for gestural controls. This also indicates that App-Connect might be standard. The seats will get a salon-like arrangement that will be quite similar to the layout of the Volkswagen BUDD-e L-bench. The group of driver gauges will be reworked and adapted to monitor the hybrid powertrain.
2018 Vw Touareg Hybrid Engine
While we love a model of luxury as much as the next person, we must admit that we are very impressed with the hybrid powerplant plug-in so far. In some respects, it is very similar to what we saw when there was a Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid, until this model year. This propulsion unit offered up to 380 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque, which made it fun and capable, but really suffered from its effectiveness. It is said that this concept offers 376 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, indicating it would be even more powerful, yet offering combined fuel economy of up to 78 mpg.
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At one point, it seemed that you had to choose between efficiency or performance, but that concept seemed to offer both. Its acceleration is clocked at 0 to 60 times by 6 seconds and it can reach a maximum speed of 139 mph, so there is no slouch. We have not heard of towing capabilities yet, but with more power than the Touareg Hybrid, which could go up to 7,716 pounds, we should predict that it will not disappoint either.
Price and Release Date
The official price of 2018 VW Touareg Hybrid is still under envelopes and is expected to cross the $ 48,000 mark. Similarly, this new Touareg Hybrid could strike dealers in the 4th quarter of 2017 or probably in the first half of 2018.