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Engine Max. Power

340 kW

Max. Torque

700 Nm

Towing Capacity (braked)

3,500 kg

All Electric Range (WLTP)

53 km 1

Where Adventure Meets Luxury

The Touareg R Plug‑In Hybrid represents a remarkable evolution, redefining driving in ways you’ve never imagined. With 340kW, it is the most powerful Volkswagen ever, all while delivering a touch of refined luxury that’s beyond ordinary.

The latest Volkswagen to recieve the ‘R’ treatment seamlessly merges high-performance and sustainable driving capabilities. Whether you crave a whisper-quiet commute or an off-road adventure, this high-tech SUV truly sets the bar for a sophisticated driving experience.

2 distinctive driving modes

The Touareg R plug-in hybrid combines an electric motor and a TSI petrol engine. When the battery is sufficiently charged, you start in virtually silent electric mode, producing zero local carbon emissions. If you activate hybrid mode, you combine both drives for maximum system output of 340 kW.


Off-road driving

Enhance the qualities of the new Touareg R PHEV with the off-road package. Alongside seven standard driving modes, OFF-ROAD and SNOW can also be used to adapt the engine and gear settings to the conditions.


Towing capacity

With 3.5 tonne braked towing capacity the Touareg is tailor-made for your Kiwi summer adventures. Whether towing a boat or pulling a campervan to scenic spots, The Touareg ensures a seamless and stress-free towing experience.



Drive and technology

"E mode“ and "Hybrid"

Using the 4MOTION Active Control menu in the updated Innovision Cockpit the driver has direct access to the hybrid functions “E mode” and “Hybrid”. By touching “E mode”, the Touareg R plug-in hybrid switches to all-electric drive, and by selecting “Hybrid” mode, the driver unlocks the power of the V6 engine and Boost.

With a sufficiently charged battery the Touareg R always starts in the all-electric “E mode”. It works the other way round in “Hybrid” mode: If required, the driver uses the kick-down function to additionally demand the all-electric power as a “boost”.


Maximum dynamics - R style

The Transporter van is perfect for all kinds of businesses, with two different wheelbases available. The Transporter’s short wheelbase comes with a vehicle length of 4,904mm, and a roof height of 1,990mm, so that you can carry more. Looking for even more space? The Transporter’s long wheelbase is your best bet. With 5,304mm in vehicle length and up to 2,477mm in roof height, when you order the high roof.


IQ. Light HD Matrix Headlights

New front design

The updated front of the Touareg R plug-in hybrid gets its iconic look from the new HD matrix LED headlights with six lenses each and new signature light. A new front grille with horizontal light strip rounds off the look from the front.

Illuminated rear Volkswagen Logo

New rear end design

The rear end impresses with a 100% electric boot lid and an electric luggage compartment cover. It also radiates thanks to a new horizontal light strip and an illuminated logo. The side mirrors of the Touareg R project the new R-logo onto the ground.

R-specific blue brake callipers with R-logo

R Styling

The high-performance brake system with blue brake callipers and the R-logo as well as the individual front air intakes do not just look good, they also increase performance.

Black Style design package

Numerous details to delight performance lovers

The new Touareg R plug-in hybrid has numerous details to delight performance design lovers. The standard Black Style design package affords the SUV a stylish presence in a premium understated look.



Stylishly dressed in leather

Sustainably tanned with olive leaf extract, the Puglia leather package conveys an exceptionally elegant look and feel in the interior. Piping in ceramique and quilted contrast stitching in the shoulder area and on the insides of the doors lend the seats a special charm.

  • R exlusive Puglia leather appointed upholstery
  • High gloss black centre console
  • Decorative inserts in dark brushed for dashboard and door trim panels.
  • Black Headliner

DYNAUDIO Sound system

Inspiring worlds of sound for new horizons

The new Touareg is transformed into a mobile concert hall with the optionally available DYNAUDIO Consequence sound system:

  • 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound from 14 loudspeakers installed in the interior
  • Four treble loudspeakers, two mid-range loudspeakers, four bass loudspeakers and two effect loudspeakers in the rear
  • One centre loudspeaker in the front and a subwoofer in the luggage compartment
  • 730-watt power amplifier

Panoramic sunroof

Completely new perspectives

Huge dimensions for big impressions. The optional tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof covers almost the entire roof and also offers passengers in the rear a virtually unrestricted view of the sky. A little extra fresh air? The front half of the roof opens at the press of a button or extends fully over the rear part.


Power Adjustable Steering Column

The Touareg R PHEV is equipped with a Power Adjustable Steering Column, which allows you to easily adjust the position of the steering wheel and find the most comfortable driving position for yourself. The memory function allows you to save your preferred steering wheel position to your separate driving profiles, so you can always have it set up perfectly for you and any other drivers.


Innovision Cockpit

User comfort on a new level: the Innovision Cockpit

The digital instrument cluster and the 38.1 cm (15 inch) screen of the infotainment system form one curved glass surface: the Innovision Cockpit.

  • Operated by touch, gestures or voice control
  • Displays functions in graphics and animations
  • Home screen content can be customised
  • Buttons can be programmed freely for favourites and shortcuts
  • Selected displays can be enlarged

Ambient Lighting

Individual light – to match the mood

The new Touareg V6S R-Line has 30-colour ambient lighting as standard. The lower and upper area of the interior can thus be illuminated in different colours independently of each other. If two different colours are selected, the main colour is adopted additionally for the displays. You can therefore create completely different lighting scenarios depending on your mood.

Wireless App Connect

With the driver in mind. Absolutely no switches.

With the App-Connect, you can connect your smartphone to the ‘Discover Pro’ navigation system. This gives you:

  • Operation of selected smartphone apps via the touchscreen
  • Interfaces to Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™


HD matrix headlights with Auto Highbeam

Light just where you need it

The HD matrix headlight not only ensures better visibility at night but also supports you while driving. Over 19,000 individually controllable LEDs are used for each headlight.

This means that your Volkswagen is able to project markings onto the road when the high beam is switched on. These make it easier for you to drive through narrow construction zones on the highway or to stay in your lane. The HD matrix headlight also improves the function of Dynamic Light Assist. This means that other road users and traffic signs can be blocked out even more precisely from your own high beam. When you start or park your vehicle, the HD matrix headlight provides a special light animation for you.

Adaptive Cruise Control and Traffic Sign Recognition

Keeps its distance. And sticks to speed limits.

Adaptive Cruise Control ACC helps you to maintain a previously set maximum speed and preset distance to the vehicle in front. ACC also supports you with predictive cruise control and cornering assistance.

With Traffic sign recognition, the Adaptive Cruise Control can read road signs and adapt the vehicles speed to the relevant speed limits.

Terms and conditions

1.    The information provided on the Volkswagen New Zealand website is for information purposes only  
2.    Volkswagen New Zealand reserves the right to extend, withdraw or change all offers *Prices are shown in New Zealand dollars, include GST and exclude on road costs
3.    The official fuel consumption, emissions, and EV range figures determined by the WLTP test should be used as a guide only, or for vehicle to vehicle comparison. Actual results may vary due to factors such as driving or environmental conditions.  
4.    International models might be shown for illustrative purposes only, and New Zealand specifications may vary
5.    Some colours in these images are not available in New Zealand, the product guide contains the correct colours available to the New Zealand market  
6.    Additional and optional accessories may have an effect on fuel efficiency. Optional accessories and add-on packages are available at an additional cost  
7.   App-Connect is compatible for selected apps with the latest smartphone versions of iOS and Android, active data service, and connection cable (sold separately)  
8.   Safety technologies are designed to assist the driver, but should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices 
9.  Leather appointed seats have a combination of genuine and artificial leather, but are not wholly leather 
10.  Vehicle availability will vary across the Volkswagen range, please stay in the know with delivery timelines. Learn more
The Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) is designed to provide a standardised measurement and enables the consumer to make reliable comparisons between vehicles in terms of energy (fuel and/or electricity) consumption, emissions, and electric vehicle range. However, it should be noted that the results of this test may not accurately reflect the actual fuel consumption, emissions, or range that a driver might experience in the real world. Actual results may vary depending on various factors such as driving style, road conditions, temperature, weather, vehicle load, and maintenance. Therefore, the WLTP results should be considered as an indicator of the vehicle‘s performance and not as a guarantee of the actual energy consumption, emissions, or range that a driver will experience in real-world driving conditions, or for making a vehicle-to-vehicle comparison. All WLTP test values are provided in accordance with New Zealand Land transport Rule: Vehicle Efficiency and Emissions Data 2022.

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