The Touareg is expected to be priced in the $100K range in the US.
The luxury hybrid SUV mates a 3.0-liter V6, eight-speed gas engine with an electric motor and is rated at about 29 mpg (8.2 L/100km), a bit of an improvement over the TDI (7.4 L/100km). A full hybrid engine, the VW hybrid can get up to 30 mph on electric power alone, and comes with regenerative braking. The base vehicles lost 460 pounds somewhere along the way, too.
The luxury consists of everything you might want from a high end vehicle and includes lane departure assist (keeps track of inattentive drivers) and interactive cruise control (will hit the brakes if it senses you are getting too close to the vehicle in front of you).
VW had been looking at a Jetta hybrid, but figured the cost of a hybrid system would be easier to recoup in the Touareg. At this price, I can see why.