Volkswagen has taken the first step to electrifying its R lineup with the Touareg R. Making around 460 hp thanks to a 3.0-liter V6 and a 130 hp electric motor, the sporty SUV is the first plug-in hybrid R vehicle and the first step towards electrification of the R GmbH sub-brand.
Here's a story I wrote about it for VW Vortex today:
It could have never worked here, but that don’t mean we don’t miss it. Ahead of the Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen has unveiled the Touareg R. Making 460-odd hp, the plug-in hybrid R can go up to 140 km/h (87 mph) using electricity alone. That’s thanks to a 130 hp electric motor that helps the...