Next-Gen Volkswagen Touareg Spied Testing for the First Time

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Volkswagen is working hard to upgrade its crossover and SUV lineup.

The German automaker has been adamant in investing heavily into crossovers and SUVs, as the segment continues to see growth. It appears that spy photographers have caught the next-generation Volkswagen Touareg testing for the very first time, and there are some noticeable changes. For starters, it is slightly shorter than the current model and the side mirrors are mounted on a different location. It also sports a different bodyline from the side, but the overall size hints that this prototype is the next-gen Volkswagen Touareg.

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There is a possibility that this is another model that will be joining Volkswagen’s lineup, but given that there’s no camouflage on the side of the vehicle, it’s more likely an existing model. The Volkswagen Touareg is built on the same platform as the Audi Q7, Bentley Bentayga and Porsche Cayenne and you can expect to see the new model making its debut sometime next year before it heads to dealerships as a 2018 model.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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