2015 VW Touareg Hybrid Release Date, MPG, Msrp, Price – For this year’s VW Touareg, the entire line-up enjoys subtle styling changes and now gains the xenon headlamps and LED configured taillights. The automobile giant has also added a new suite of standard and available driver-centric safety features, which will now include lane keeping warnings, blind spot monitor, brake intervention and adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning.
It is a well-known fact that little is known outside the automotive industry about the history of the Touareg which is a combination of efforts between Porsche and Audi. In fact, it shares a whopping two out of three engines with the highly regarded Porsche Cayenne. So, you should think of the mid-size Touareg as a bargain.
The Touareg makes a comfortable seating of five people and who it guarantees cosiness and creature comfort. This year’s interior and exterior restyling will enhance its stance on luxury and elegance, while the luxury SUV has upped its standard features for the new 2015 VW Touareg Hybrid.
Across its models, the Volkswagen Touareg will come with very efficient V6 engine which will be offered as an AWD or the high performance hybrid powertrain that blends in the V6 and an electric motor.
VW Touareg 2015 Engine Specs
Under the hood of the Hybrid model is a powerful engine unmatched by none in the entire line-up. It will feature a supercharged 3L gasoline V6 engine which will be mated to an electric motor.
The aforesaid combination will crank out a whopping 428 pounds of torque and 380 horsepower. Here at ‘all about cars’ road testing, the Hybrid was able to sprint from 0-60 mph in less than 5.8 sec.
With such an acceleration, the Touareg Hybrid is undeniably the king in the SUV’s segment regardless of the drivetrain. The Touareg can also cruise at speeds of up to 31 miles per hour on electric power alone. The power will be transmitted to the wheels through the 8-speed auto.
Exterior Design & Trim Levels – Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid 2015
As already mentioned, the new vehicle is a mid-size 5-passenger luxury Sports Utility Vehicle that is going to be offered in several trim levels which will include the base Sport, Sport with Technology, Lux, Executive, and Hybrid trims.
All of the said trims will be offered in either a diesel V6 engine or a gasoline VR6 powerplant. The Sport will come with some of these features; 18” wheels, automatic wipers, adaptive xenon headlights, roof rails, a power liftgate, foglights, cruise control, a manual tilt and telescopic steering wheel, etc.
The Sport and Technology trim will debut donning the following features; keyless entry, navigation system, blind sport monitoring, a trailer hitch and a standard 8” colour touchscreen.
The Lux model will come with some of these features; front and rear parking sensors, 19” wheels, a panoramic roof, leather upholstery, power folding exterior mirrors, driver memory functions, front seat lumbar adjustment, etc.
For the Executive trim, expect all of Lux’s features, but adds 20” wheels, upgraded trim, a top view parking display, heated rear seats, a premium speaker Dynaudio sound system and rear sunshades.
On the other hand, the hybrid, which is our main focus, will come with the most expensive price tag in the whole line-up. The hybrid will pack all the features present in the Executive trim, but will add the Driver Assistance Package, Passenger seat memory and a power adjustable steering column.
Interior Photos of New 2015 VW Touareg Hybrid
The interior of the brand new Touareg admittedly lacks the glamour and glitz of traditional luxury brand Sport Utility Vehicle, nevertheless there is a strong vibe of high quality craftsmanship.
The materials used in its interior are sure pleasing and have a rich-feeling to the discerning eye, especially the wood and new chrome accents. The refreshed buttons and knobs move with robust precision while the ambience of the LED lighting dons its interior.
If so equipped, the Driver Assistance Package allows conspicuous illustration and graphic display. And despite the Touareg not giving you a fancy infotainment system, it still gives you a standard touchscreen interface that has sharp graphics and large screen.
The cargo volume comes as 32.1 cubic feet while it can be increased to up to 64 cubic feet with 60/40 split rear setbacks. Another interesting thing is that the cargo space remains unaffected by the Hybrid’s model’s battery pack, which isn’t an obvious case in hybrids.
Price & Release Date of 2015 VW Touareg Hybrid
The brand new VW Touareg Hybrid 2015 will come with an msrp price tag of around 63,510 USD. There are news alleging that the new Hybrid might not reach our shores by the fall of this year. We however expect the new Vehicle to debut not later than the first quarter of next year.