Volkswagen is canceling the hybrid Touareg while price-cutting the square version.
The Touareg hybrid model will be discontinued for the 2016 model year, and had started at $67,905 at the top of the range. Over the years, the Touareg hybrid struggled to stay competitive and existing very modest benefits compared to the standard V6 gasoline Touareg and the diesel-equipped models that were cheaper. The go is a bit similar to Nissan giving the Pathfinder hybrid the ax as hybrid SUVs aren’t proving to be hot sellers at dealerships.
Meanwhile, the regular 2016 Touareg will be priced from $43,615 including destination, a price reduction of in this www.rawvehicle.com area $2,000 as the German automaker hopes to gain ground in the luxury SUV segment.
The Touareg received a facelift for the 2015 model year, so this year’s lineup will have insignificant content changes such as Lux and Executive models adding 14-way power modifiable ventilated seats. In addition, Executive models will also get power modifiable steering discourse, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning.
The Driver Help Package on Sport with Tech models will get Park Distance Control, while an optional 21-inch wheel package will be available on Lux and Executive models.
This article originally appeared at Rawvehicle.com