2011 Volkswagen Touareg Goes on Diet

Introducing: The revised 2011 Volkswagen Touareg. ┬áThe norm for vehicle redesigns is more power, more size, more weight. More, more, more. Volkswagen is bucking the trend, as the 2011 Touareg manages to weigh 460 lbs less than the outgoing model – impressive. Not only that, but VW is offering a hybrid version with a nickel-metal hydride battery pack. Expected fuel economy on the hybrid version is 28.6 MPG combined (based on the European test cycle.)

Even on the traditionally powered models, VW is expecting a 20% economy increase, thanks to the lower weight and better aerodynamics.

As for looks, the 2011 Touareg is a solid looking vehicle. It won’t win any beauty contests, but it isn’t likely to offend anyone, either. I’d say it’s one of the better looking SUV’s around. That’s especially true on the interior, which looks fantastic. Perhaps a few too many buttons, but all those features have to be controlled somehow. Check out the gallery after the jump.

Published on February 16, 2010 in Volkswagen

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