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2016 Volkswagen Touareg Price Cut, Hybrid Model Axed

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The Volkswagen Touareg is getting a lower price tag for the 2016 model year.

The 2016 Volkswagen Touareg will be priced from $43,615 including destination, getting a price reduction of about $2,000 as the German automaker hopes to gain ground in the luxury SUV segment.

The Touareg received a facelift for the 2015 model year, so this year’s lineup will have minor content changes such as Lux and Executive models adding 14-way power adjustable ventilated seats. In addition, Executive models will also get power adjustable steering column, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning.

The Driver Assistance Package on Sport with Tech models will get Park Distance Control, while an optional 21-inch wheel package will be available on Lux and Executive models.

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The Touareg hybrid model will be discontinued for the 2016 model year, a model that started at $67,905 at the top of the range. Over the years, the Touareg hybrid struggled to stay competitive and offered very little benefits compared to the standard V6 gasoline Touareg and the diesel-equipped models that were cheaper. The move is a bit similar to Nissan giving the Pathfinder hybrid the ax as hybrid SUVs aren’t proving to be hot sellers at dealerships.

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