Volkswagen is increasingly introducing hybrid powertrains in connection with the tightening of environmental regulations.
Volkswagen has officially announced work on a high-performance hybrid version of the Touareg R. To date, the hybrid version of the Touareg is only available in the Chinese market. It is equipped with a 2-liter internal combustion engine and an electric motor, the total power of which is 367 hp. and 700 Nm. Nothing is known about the power of the new R-version yet, but there are suggestions that it could reach 400 hp.
Most likely, the Touareg R will be presented in 2020. However, one should not expect it to appear on sale before 2021. The appearance of an all-electric version of the crossover in the near future is unlikely.
The most powerful versions of the 8th generation Golf, the official presentation of which took place at the Geneva Motor Show, will also become a plug-in hybrid. External changes are minimal, the hatchback remains recognizable, while becoming more dynamic and sporty. Inside, the changes are more noticeable. No more analog devices and a minimum of buttons. The dashboard has been replaced by a widescreen screen, next to the screen of the multimedia system. Naturally, all the latest achievements will be available to users, such as advanced climate control and voice control via Alexa.
The new Golfs will be available in a wide variety of powertrain options - petrol, diesel and gas, ranging from 90 hp. Five hybrids will also be presented at once. Of these, three will be the so-called. eTSI mild hybrids with 110, 130 and 150 hp, and then two eHybrid plug-in hybrids with 204 and 245 hp, equipped with a battery, one charge of which is enough for 60 km of run, will go on sale.
Sales of the new Golf in Europe will start in December, and then the cost will become known. Their appearance in Russia should be expected no earlier than 2020. But what exactly will it be? Volkswagen modelsuntil announced.