We’re just going to admit it: we like nice things. We especially like nice cars. That’s why we make them. We also like fuel efficiency* and reducing our carbon footprint. And if you combine a nice car with the opportunity to reduce our carbon footprint, then we’ll really like it. That thinking, at its core, shaped the production of the 2011 VW Touareg. With TDI® clean diesel, gasoline and hybrid options for drivetrains, and all the luxury trimmings you’ve come to expect from a Volkswagen, it is very nice indeed.
Shaun Bailey of RoadAndTrack.com recently test drove the 2011 Touareg in Florence, Italy and noted how the supercharged V6 engine knew exactly when to disengage, allowing the 47-hp electric motor to take over and run the vehicle purely on electric power, “the result being a driving experience that reminds you you’re in something mechanically unique.”
Shaun doesn’t just praise the technical achievement that is the hybrid Touareg. He also notes “power aplenty is on tap when you need it.” Shaun loved the interior, too. The all-new 2011 Touareg offers, “high quality soft materials, satin chrome surrounds and fine wood inlays.” Luxury married with impressive fuel economy and exciting performance? Sounds like the perfect vehicle for those of us who like nice things. And we sure do like nice things.
Find out just how impressive the new 2011 Volkswagen Touareg really is:
*2011 Touareg 3.0L V6 TSI® hybrid: 25/TBD mpg
2011 Touareg 3.0L V6 TDI® clean diesel 28/19 mpg
2011 Touareg 3.6L V6 FSI® gasoline 23/16 mpg
NOTE: Fuel economy values for the hybrid are based on manufacturer’s preliminary testing and are not the official EPA fuel economy values. Fuel economy values are subject to change pending completion of the emission certification process and testing. Highway estimates are, as of yet, unavailable.