A new Volkswagen Touareg is in the works and our spy photographers have been hard at work to bring you a sneak peek of what the next iteration of the premium SUV will look like.
The Touareg is perched atop Volkswagen’s SUV lineup locally and a new model is currently under development. The design of the next Touareg seems to follow the design of the T-Prime Concept GTE Concept shown at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show and if the concept is anything to go by, the new Touareg will be rather attractive.
The spy images you see here show a Touareg prototype undergoing testing with both the front and rear ends hidden under heavy camouflage. The third generation Touareg is underpinned by the long-wheelbase version of the MLB platform that spawns models such as the Audi Q7, Bentley Bentayga and Porsche Cayenne.
The new Touareg will likely feature a 2.0-litre TFSI turbopetrol and a supercharged 3.0-litre TFSI V6 engine with a 3.0-litre V6 and V8 turbodiesel also expected. A plug-in hybrid version is also on the cards pairing a 4-cylinder, 2.0-litre engine with an electric motor.
The new Touareg will showcase a wide range of new technology including a stylish infotainment system lifted from the T-Prime GTE Concept that comes in the form of a curved 15-inch touchscreen and a 12-inch digital instrument cluster that provides information to the driver.
The new Touareg is expected to be shown later this year before going on sale in 2018. We will keep you updated as more details become available.