For a long time the German car manufactures seemed to stress diesel technology over electricity as a way to power a car.
Diesel, in the minds of many German carmakers, was the fuel of the future…but that's all slowly changing.
Electricity is now part of that formula as you can tell by this all new 2010 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid.
The top of the line Touareg was just unveiled at the Geneva Auto show and will come with a supercharged V-6, and here's the non-diesel part…an electric motor making 47 horsepower.
Better yet the new Touareg is a massive 400 pounds lighter now, and it still comes with four-wheel-drive, and all of the bells and whistles you'd expect from a luxury SUV.
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And since the new Touareg Hybrid uses both petroleum and electricity, VW claims it will get a very respectable 29 mpg in a mix of city and highway driving.
What's missing from the new VW Touareg line up?
A traditional gasoline V-8, as well as an optional third row seating.
Look for our first drive video of the New Touareg Hybrid in the weeks to come.