Volkswagen Malaysia has introduced the Touareg 3.0 V6 TSI Hybrid locally, and the hybrid Typ 7P5 joins the RM429k 3.6 V6 FSI in the model lineup in the country. Its arrival also heralds the roll-out of Volkswagen’s Think Blue environmental sustainability umbrella here.

The SUV is equipped with a 3.0 litre supercharged V6 petrol unit offering 333 PS and 440 Nm as well as a 46 hp electric motor and 1.73 kWh Ni-Mh battery pack, mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Combined output is a rated 380 PS and 580 Nm.

Performance specs include a 0-100 km/h time of 6.5 seconds and a 240 km/h top speed, and Veedub claims a fuel consumption figure of 8.2 litres per 100 km on a combined cycle for the 2.3-tonne machine.

Features include Start/Stop and regenerative braking systems, Hybrid Powertrain Monitoring System, e-Mode button, air suspension, Vienna leather seats as well as 19-inch Salamanca alloy wheels wrapped with 265/50 series tyres.

Also in the kitbag are a panoramic tilt/slide sunroof, RNS850 radio/navi system with a 60GB hard disk and a 10-speaker, 600 watt Dynaudio Confidence sound system. Meanwhile, exterior shades include Tungsten Silver Metallic in the palette.

The Touareg Hybrid rolls in priced at RM616,888, and is available for order at all VW dealerships nationwide.

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