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Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid Debuts at New York Auto Show
Volkswagen of America unveiled the second generation Touareg, showcasing the brand's first-ever hybrid at the 2010 New York Auto Show.Taking the Touareg to the forefront of its class are three available engines to suit a variety of different drivers: A V6 FSI® gasoline engine, a V6 TDI® Clean Diesel engine, and a V6 TSI® gasoline hybrid engine.
With the hybrid model, a 3.0-liter supercharged, direct injection V6 gasoline engine is paired with a special electric motor that reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by about 40 percent.
An eight-speed automatic transmission - the first of its kind in an SUV - keeps power always available while helping the Touareg Hybrid achieve approximately 25 and 21 mpg during highway and city driving respectively.
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