VW’s hybrid packs a powerful punch
Eco Touareg anyone? Volkswagen’s Cayennecloned allroader, pictured, could be on sale in the autumn with a hybrid power unit comprising a three-litre supercharged petrol V6 with around 330bhp, backed by a 46bhp electric motor.
They combine through an eight-speed automatic gearbox to produce 34mpg and 193g/km, which is outstanding for such power and going to make it a cheapish car to run.
It is quick, with 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds and 149mph. Cost: about £50,000. Though another example of how hybrid power packs can give vastly improved mpg and CO2 readings in statutory tests, real-life figures can deteriorate.
Volkswagen revealed its new Touran mpv this week at the Leipzig Motor Show, with a brighter face with horizontal themes from Golf/Polo/Touareg.
Deliveries begin in October, and the new petrol entrylevel engine is the hearty 1.2litre 105ps turbo petrol unit.
A diesel 1.6 with 105ps fitted with the optional Bluemotion eco tech kit, returns a combined 61.4mpg.
Another option is not only guided parallel parking but end-on parking.