The Touareg Hybrid is powered by a supercharged 3-liter V-6 and an electric motor linked to a nickel metal-hydride battery. On its own, the engine produces 333 horsepower; in combination with the electric motor the system’s output is 380 horsepower. An eight-speed automatic transmission completes the power system and all-wheel drive is standard.
The Hybrid comes in only one trim that is based on the Sport with Navigation trim available for both the V6 and the TDI models. Among the highlights of its features are a panoramic sunroof, keyless access and push-button start, and a liftgate with remote open and close features along with the new hands-free technology. There are heated leather seats, front and rear, and both front seats include a memory function, as does the power-adjustable steering column.