The joy of driving, the excitement of performance, and high standards of German Engineering are requirements that set the stage for every Volkswagen. Power, intelligence and efficiency come together in almost every feature of the 2011 Touareg Supercharged Hybrid. With stats like 380 hp and 428 lb/ft torque the Touareg a beast. However, since the power comes from a supercharged hybrid engine, the Touareg is more than just a beast. As the world’s first supercharged hybrid, it’s a Rare Beast.
As you may already know, a hybrid achieves its energy efficiency by combining the use of an internal combustion engine with an electric motor. The Touareg Hybrid also uses technologies like regenerative braking, which helps replenish the battery by using kinetic energy produced by the brakes. For immediate power off the line, boost mode supplies maximum outputs from both the electric motor and combustion engine.
What’s under the hood isn’t even what’s most exciting. Inside, almost every available luxury feature has been incorporated… standard. A huge panoramic sunroof sits over both front and rear seat passengers, plush Vienna leather seating surfaces are found throughout, and the top-of-the-line in-dash technology will guide and entertain you for hours.
This Rare Beast is much more than a powerful ride. It’s a groundbreaking example of what
happens when Volkswagen ingenuity meets hybrid technology.
To get a feel for this Rare Beast, check out its origin story, anatomy and habitat at http://www.vw.com/hybrid