2011 Touareg Hybrid Arrives at Massachusetts VW Dealer
Bedford, MA – (WiredPRNews.com) Volkswagen has been pushing green technology for years with its clean diesel TDI models, and now the expertise of their engineers is on display with the 2011 Touareg Hybrid. The latest Touareg, the first VW hybrid model, provides a remarkable combination of fuel-efficiency and power, and only Volkswagen dealers with specially trained sales and service staff are able to sell the SUV.
One Massachusetts VW dealer, Minuteman VW, recently received the newest Touareg model at their Bedford VW dealership and is expecting another soon.
“We had been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Touareg Hybrid for a while, and we were excited to have it delivered just in time for 2011,” said Ray Hovsepian, Minuteman’s general manager. “It’s one of the most advanced hybrid models on the market right now, and our sales and service staff has been specially trained by VW to answer any questions regarding its innovative gas/electric powertrain. Not every VW dealer is currently able to carry the hybrid Touareg, but Massachusetts VW customers can find this powerful and efficient model at our dealership.”
Despite getting a respectable 21 mpg/city and 25 mpg/highway, the Touareg Hybrid delivers 380 horsepower and 425 pound-feet of torque, more power than either the gas or TDI models. Plus, it can still tow up to 7,700 lbs and the hybrid batteries are stored beneath the rear floor mats to create 15.3 cubic feet of space behind the second-row seats, meaning that drivers don’t have to sacrifice any SUV capabilities with their new VW hybrid.
Just as important as capability is safety, especially in treacherous New England winters, and all 2011 Touareg models are well-equipped to handle dangerous road conditions with their 4MOTION all-wheel drive. The power distribution technology in 4MOTION ensures that any wheel slippage results in the vehicle shifting the necessary power to individual wheels so that VW Touareg drivers can gain extra traction on icy winter roadways.
But accidents do happen, which is why the 2011 Top Safety Picks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) are welcome news. The 2011 Touareg was the only large SUV to earn a Top Safety Pick for the new year, acing front, side and rear crash tests, as well as the newest roof-strength evaluations.
The latest Touareg matches its cutting-edge hybrid technology with luxurious amenities, including dual-zone climate control, keyless access with push-button start, a heated leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel, and a rear-view camera to help avoid hidden obstacles.
“The 2011 Touareg Hybrid is a remarkable vehicle with something for everyone,” said Hovsepian. “It’s got the ample cargo space and safety features that families need, fuel-efficiency to save money at the pump and the horsepower and torque to let you know you’re still driving an SUV. Volkswagen has taken their time entering the hybrid market, but anyone who test drives the Touareg Hybrid will quickly see it’s been worth the wait.”
About Minuteman Volkswagen:
Minuteman Volkswagen, located in Bedford MA, is entering its 38th year of excellence. Minuteman is renowned throughout the Greater Boston area for its friendly and knowledgeable sales staff, skilled service department and impressive selection of new and pre-owned Volkswagens. If you’re in the market for a quality new or pre-owned Volkswagen at the right price, Minuteman is where you want to be. For more information you can visit them on the web at www.minutemanvw.com, Like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MinutemanVW, call them at 781.275.8000 or stop by their showroom at 39 North Rd, Bedford, MA.