VW Touareg to share electric-hybrid engine with 2009 Cayenne

As Porsche gets ready to launch a gasoline-electric hybrid system in the 2009 Cayenne SUV and the upcoming Porsche Panamera, Volkswagen will go ahead and introduce a gasoline-electric hybrid Touareg in 2008.

According to German Magazine AutoBild, Porsche is said to be working on a hybrid system that features a 50 horsepower electric engine in conjunction with a 3.6 liter V8 engine that produces 280 horsepower.

The 2008 Volkwagen Touareg will be the first to get this engine followed by the 2009 Porsche Cayenne. The engine is being built in partnership with Bosch and is expected to have a fuel-economy of 30mpg.


Source: GermanCarBlog (via AutoBlogGreen)

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