Is this plug-in hybrid from 'Tron' the following VW Touareg?

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Source:   —  April 19, 2016, at 0:14 AM

The sinister-looking images give a glimpse of what VW bills as "one of the most advanced luxury SUVs in the world."The automaker says that the concept is a plug-in hybrid with a powertrain that produces three hundred seventy-six hp and five hundred sixteen lb-ft of torque and has a pure-electric range of thirty-one miles.

Is this plug-in hybrid from 'Tron' the following VW Touareg?

Volkswagen previews SUV concept on the eve of the Beijing motor show

Volkswagen has published a no of "Tron"-style teaser images previewing a concept SUV that'll show up at the China auto indicate in Beijing in a matter of days. The sinister-looking images give a glimpse of what VW bills as "one of the most advanced luxury SUVs in the world."

The automaker says that the concept is a plug-in hybrid with a powertrain that produces three hundred seventy-six hp and five hundred sixteen lb-ft of torque and has a pure-electric range of thirty-one miles. VW also claims a predicted combined fuel economy of seventy-eight mpg, plus a sprint from 0 to sixty-two miles per hour in 6.0 seconds on to a top speed of one hundred thirty-nine mph.

These few bits of info sound awfully production-spec vs. outlandish pie-in-the-sky numbers. VW has previewed plug-in hybrid SUVs with remarkably similar exterior designs at just about every major auto indicate in the latest three years.

What model could this SUV preview? The Touareg is an obvious pick, as it's due for a replacement in two thousand-seventeenth. The outline of the concept's greenhouse suggests something unusually tall and usable -- not the typical auto indicate concept fare. Details also reveal finishing near to the fashion established by the Touareg.

VW used the China auto indicate to unveil the mid-cycle facelift for the current Touareg back in 2014.

VW also promises a lounge-style interior for the concept, as well as "continued digitilization," which we think signals more touchscreen control surfaces.

We'll obtain a chance to look the whole concept in a week when it debuts in Beijing. Check back for more news from the China auto show, which is presently distant more relevant for the U. S. market than it used to be.

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