The Touareg is on the move and even demonstrates its interesting turn signals.
We recently saw a batch of spy shots of the next-gen Touareg undergoing testing in its production body, but this video caught the upcoming crossover on the move. The clip provides a much better look at the vehicle's more angular shape and gives a sense of its scale by showing the CUV with some Audi and Volkswagen family members.
The 2018 Touareg appears to drop the current somewhat rounded appearance for a far more chiseled look. The more upright grille and rear make the new model appear more like a traditional, boxy SUV. This video also gives us a much better idea of the headlight design. Each one features two connecting sets of LEDs, and the turn signals on top illuminate in sequence.
The next-gen Touareg likely debuts in 2017 and go on sale for the 2018 model year. It rides on VW Group’s MLB Evo platform that is also underneath the current Audi Q7, Bentley Bentayga, and next-gen Porsche Cayenne. We don’t know anything specific about the powertrain range, but a selection of gasoline- and diesel-fueled engines is a certainty. A plug-in hybrid is reportedly among the options, too.
We don’t know much about the interior design yet, but the switch to the new platform reportedly means a lot more room inside. The next-gen Touareg could grow enough to fit an extra row of seats in the back, which would allow enough room to fit at least seven people in it.
In addition to the new Touareg, look for a cavalcade of crossovers from the VW brand in the near future. At least two are coming to the United States and Canada. The Tennessee-built Teramont is a less expensive CUV specifically for the markets. Spy shots also show a long-wheelbase Tiguan under development in the U.S. The brand also has a Polo-based model in testing, which would likely be predominantly for European customers.