Hybrid world premiere in Geneva: the new Touareg R
Drivers can intuitively control the battery’s charge level using the Hybrid menu in the Infotainment system. It is therefore possible to reserve sufficient levels of electric energy even at the end of a long journey so that destinations in built-up areas can be reached with zero emissions. If the navigation system is active, the battery manager also looks ahead and predictively takes into account the route and topography data to the adapt battery use and thus optimise the electric range.
Thanks to the all-wheel drive and the very powerful hybrid system (700 Nm torque), the Touareg R is designed for a superior maximum trailer weight of up to 3.5 tonnes. This Volkswagen model is also the first plug-in hybrid SUV available with Trailer Assist – an assistance system for automated manoeuvring with a trailer. The top speed itself is less important here than the fact that the most recent Travel Assist generation reflects the ever higher development standard of Volkswagen’s systems on the way to autonomous driving (IQ.
The Touareg R represents a paradigm shift – it is the first Volkswagen R model to feature a plug-in hybrid drive. It is also the first time a hybrid model has been the most highly-powered Volkswagen.
Feb 25, 2020 at 22:09