Recently, Volkswagen has announced the price list for 2011 Touareg and now it is available to order in UK. The first deliveries will start in October this year. Prices start at £38 225 for the SE 3.0-litre TDI 240 PS, while the Hybrid model, which goes on sale next month, costs £54 995.

The new VW Touareg is a bit larger than its predecessor – totally 40mm in length and wheelbase, but the vehicle weighs over 200kg less, so the result is 20 per cent more efficiency.

The fuel consumption of the new 3.0-litre V6 TDI is amazing – 38.2mpg and only 195 g/km of CO2.

The hybrid version is powered by 3.0 litre V6 TFSI plus 47PS electric motor – totally the big SUV has 380PS so it accelerates faster than most of the hot hatbacks on the street – 0 to 100km/h in just 6.5 seconds. Of course, the fuel consumption is one of the best on the market - 34.4 mpg and only 193 g/km of CO2.

All of the above models feature as a standard a lot of economy enhancing improvements including battery regeneration (recuperation or energy recovery during braking phases) and a Start/Stop function.

There is a new 4.2-litre TDI V8 engine producing 340 PS and 590 lbs ft of torque. The amazing power unit returns mpg on the combined cycle while emitting 239 g/km of CO2, which makes it perfect value for money.

All engines are combined with a new eight-speed tiptronic automatic gearbox.

Standard equipment on the 2011 Touareg includes – SE, Altitude, Escape and Hybrid – is comprehensive.  On the entry-level SE model, leather trim, touchscreen satellite navigation with DAB radio, six airbags, burr walnut interior trim, 2Zone climate control and 4MOTION four wheel drive are all standard.

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2011 Volkswagen Touareg price list

Model

Engine

CO2, g/km

VED band

RRP OTR, £

SE

3.0-litre V6 TDI 240 PS

195

J

38,255.00

Escape

3.0-litre V6 TDI 240 PS

199

J

39,505.00

Altitude

3.0-litre V6 TDI 240 PS

195

J

41,705.00

Altitude V8

4.2-litre V8 TDI 340 PS

239

L

56,530.00

Hybrid

3.0-litre V6 TSI 380 (333 + 47) PS

193

J

54,995.00