Volkswagen premiered the all-new Touareg off-road SUV at the 80th Geneva International Motor Show. This 2011 MY Touareg is described by its maker as the most technically innovative Volkswagen ever produced.

One of the advances made was to reduce its base weight by 208kg (459 lbs) while making it even more rigid. All models will be fitted with the company 8-speed automatic which is smooth and helps reduce fuel consumption as well as C02 emissions. Another standard feature is the 4Motion all-wheel-drive system with a Torsen limited-slip differential. It enables the Toureg to climb up 31 degree inclines.

Engines on offer include the V6 TDI making 176kW (240hp) and 550Nm of torque. Its average fuel consumption is 1.9 litres less than before at 7.4 litres per 100km (31.8 mpg US) and C02 emissions are 195g/km.

The 4.2 V8 TDI replaces the V10 TDI. It produces 250kW (340hp) and 800Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque while averaging 9.1 litres per 100km (15.8 mpg US) in fuel usage. Unfortunately this model won't be available to US customers.

For the first time a Hybrid Touareg will make its presence felt with a supercharged V6 TSI petrol engine doing 245kW (333hp) and 580Nm (428 lb-ft). When working with its electric motor power is boosted to 279kW (380hp).

Features available standard and/or optionally include a remote tailgate opener, the Side Assist warning system and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Check the press release for more information and specifications.

Gallery: 2011 VW Touareg - 73 New Photos

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