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Go fast and be green with the Volkswagen Touareg R plug-in hybrid

Plug-in power doesn't neuter this performance SUV.

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The new Volkswagen Touareg is mean and green.

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Not actually green, but full of new green credentials because it's a plug-in hybrid now.

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VW debuted the performance SUV ahead of the 2020 Geneva Motor Show.

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There's a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 onboard alongside one electric motor and a battery pack.

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Combined, the powertrain makes 455 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.

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It's not clear yet how far the SUV will go on a single charge on just electricity.

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Shown here is the Black Style exterior package with 20-inch wheels.

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Larger 21-inch wheels are optional.

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If anything, the Touareg R proves being green doesn't have to be boring.

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Keep scrolling or clicking to see more of VW's new performance SUV!

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