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2019 VW Touareg Teases Sharper Shape Ahead Of March 23 Debut

motor1 logo motor1 2018-02-09 Chris Bruce

2018 VW Touareg spy photo

2018 VW Touareg spy photo
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The new Touareg's design looks more chiseled and muscular than the somewhat rounded appearance of the current generation.

Volkswagen will give the third-generation Touareg its official premiere in Beijing, China, on March 23, which will be even earlier than previous rumors of an April debut. The company's single teaser sketch (above) is practically identical to earlier spy shots of the uncamouflaged SUV, which suggests these photos (see gallery below) are good guides of what to expect from the production model. 

According to Volkswagen's announcement, the company intends the new Touareg to be the brand's flagship product in terms of design and offering cutting-edge technology. The firm doesn't offer many details about these systems, but the sensors visible in spy photos suggest a sophisticated suite of driver assistance aids. Inside, the firm promises that the SUV has the largest digital instrument display in its class.

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The third-gen Touareg takes on a more chiseled appearance that takes cues from the Atlas SUV. Spy shots indicate that a new grille flows directly into the headlights to create a more unified look. There's also lots of chrome and polished metal trim around the exterior to make the vehicle shine. In profile, skinny pillars and large windows hint at an airy cabin. The tail has smooth, relatively simple sculpting and horizontally arrayed LED taillights.

The new Touareg will ride on Volkswagen's MLB Evo platform like the Porsche Cayenne, Bentley Bentayga, and Lamborghini Urus. The updated underpinnings will allow the curb weight to fall, even if the SUV's footprint grows slightly. Powertrain details remain a mystery for now, but rumors suggest the possibility of a high-performance R trim in a future range-topping variant that would use an Audi-sourced 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder.

Source: Volkswagen

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