vwVolkswagen has announced prices for the new Touareg ahead of the first customer deliveries taking place in October.

Prices for the new Touareg start at £38,225 for the SE 3.0-litre TDI 240 PS, while the Hybrid model, which goes on sale in July, costs £54,995. Despite being 40mm longer both in wheelbase and length, the new Touareg weighs over 200kg less than the outgoing model and is 20 per cent more ef cient.

The new 3.0-litre V6 TDI returns 38.2mpg while emitting 195g/km of CO2 to place it in VED band J, and is expected to be the volume seller.

The Hybrid model, meanwhile, can outaccelerate many hot hatches with a zero to 62mph time of 6.5 seconds, thanks to a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 TSI petrol engine and an electric motor resulting in a total output of 375bhp and 428lb ft of torque, while returning 34.4mpg and emitting 193g/km of CO2.

All new Touareg models have a new eight-speed tiptronic automatic gearbox. Standard equipment on the Touareg across the four ranges – SE, Escape, Altitude and Hybrid – includes sat nav and 4MOTION 4WD. Prices start at £38,255 for the SE; Escape £39,505; Altitude £41,705 (3.0-litre V6), £56,530 (4.2-litre V8); Hybrid £54,995.

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