Volkswagen has announced a series of changes to the 2016 Touareg in the United States.

Volkswagen has announced a series of changes to the 2016 Touareg in the United States.

First and foremost, the Touareg Hybrid has been dropped from the lineup.  The company declined to say why the model was discontinued but it featured a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, an electric motor and relatively small nickel metal-hydride battery pack.  This enable the model to produce a combined maximum output of 380 bhp and 428 lb-ft of torque.

The rest of the lineup largely carries over but the Lux and Executive variants gains 14-way power adjustable ventilated front seats and optional 21-inch alloy wheels.  Sport and Tech variants also gains an improved Driver Assistance Package with Park Distance Control, while Executive versions gain a number of new assistance systems including Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning.

Last but certainly not least, prices have been dropped by roughly $2,000 across the board.

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