The Touareg Hybrid is a surprising vehicle, featuring a supercharged gas engine that, combined with its electric motor, gives it scary acceleration. Fuel economy is decent, but the real story here is power.
Volkswagen's first hybrid is based on its Touareg SUV, which gets a big update for the 2011 model year. Along with new power train options, the Touareg gets new exterior styling and cabin tech.
The power train consists of a supercharged direct-injection 3-liter V-6, supported by an electric motor powered by a 1.7kWh battery pack. The system generates 380 horsepower and 428 pound-feet of torque.