A new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain and a Porsche-sourced 3.0l, turbo V6 petrol have been stuffed inside Volkswagen’s flagship SUV to create the Touareg R.

Due on sale in Europe mid-year, the Touareg R will thump out 340kW of power and can be driven as a pure electric car at up to 140km/h...

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