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Volkswagen Touareg at Geneva Motor Show

After releasing its hybrid model this morning, Volkswagen have displayed the new, conventionally-powered Touareg models at Geneva this afternoon. To reduce costs, the new Touareg loses some of its 4WD ability (in standard form) this time round with a Torsen limited-slip differential now fitted...

Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid released at Geneva Motor Show 2010

Much like the latest creation from Porsche, Volkswagen has released its first hybrid in the way of a Touareg. Coupling a hybrid drive motor to the existing V6 TSI, Volkswagen has been able to extract 279kW of power out of the system, with a maximum torque of 580Nm. The main advantage to the hybrid drive system is the reduction in fuel consumption, being slashed to just 8...

2010 Volkswagen Touareg revealed

Volkswagen's new Touareg will be the most technically advanced VW the brand has ever produced. A new range of engines that are 20 per cent more fuel efficient as well as a variety of driver assistance and safety systems will be available. The Touareg will be the first hybrid SUV produced by a German manufacturer available in Europe, with the ability to be driven up to 50 km/h in electric only mode...

Volkswagen Touareg set to defend 'Dakar' title

Volkswagen will field not one but five race-spec Touaregs early next year as the team bids to defend one of the most challenging international motorsport events, the Dakar Rally. Taking place across the South American continent for the second consecutive year, the 31st ‘Dakar’ Rally will see the five Volkswagen teams encountering some of the most demanding terrain on the planet...

2011 Volkswagen Touareg spy pics

Today's spy pics show an actual prototype of the 2011 Volkswagen Touareg. The 2011 Touareg will go on a crash diet and be some 300 kilograms lighter! This should certainly help the Touareg's less-than-stellar fuel economy and improve handling...

2011 Volkswagen Touareg spy photos

We've seen mules of the next generation Volkswagen Touareg for some time but now we've got our hands on the very first photos of an actual next-generation Touareg prototype testing somewhere in the United States. Sources are suggesting the new 2011 Touareg will be significantly lighter, rumors suggest up to some 300 kilograms than the current model...

2011 Volkswagen Touareg prototype spied

While previous encounters with the next generation Volkswagen Touareg have been of cobbled together mules, these are the first few photos of an actually prototype testing somewhere in the US. While the design and powertrain are usually the headlining features of a new model, in the case of the Touareg a rumoured 300kg-plus weight loss has become the focus of its development...

2011 Volkswagen Touareg rendered

With the refreshed Volkswagen Touareg just around the corner, our artists have come up with a likeness of what we may expect to see in 2010 from the new generation model. The new version will be smaller and considerably lighter than the current model in an effort to improve fuel consumption, coupled with a range of efficient engines...

Volkswagen RNS 510 Radio Navigation for Touareg

One of our biggest qualms with the optional satellite navigation offered on Australian Volkswagens was the lack of clarity and the low quality graphics used to represent streets and objects. Speed was also an issue - calculating routes and devising different routes took far too long. Now, Volkswagen has released the RNS 510 series of satellite navigation for the Touareg range...

New Look VW Touareg Tows a 747

The new Volkswagen Touareg is a striking beast, sporting new looks and ABSplus for shorter stopping distance off-road - the 4WD's natural habitat, a fact many new 4WD manufacturers have forgotten. This isn't just a facelift, the new Touareg boasts 2,300 newly developed parts including innovative off-road braking and all-wheel drive systems...