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Sketch previews new Volkswagen Touareg ahead of March 23rd debut


Volkswagen has released a single side image sketch depicting the new Touareg, as well as confirming that it will make its official debut in China on March 23rd.

On sale since 2010 bar a number of revisions, in addition to be axed in United States last year leaving the Atlas as the biggest SUV option, the sketch sees the Touareg borrowing styling hints from both the T-Roc and Arteon, with Volkswagen claiming that the interior will house "one of the largest digital cockpits in its class".

Underneath, the Touareg will switch from the current model's PL72 platform to the same MLB Evo used by the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini Urus and feature a new rear-wheel steering system and revised air suspension.

Expected to be significantly lighter than the model it will replace, the new Touareg's range of powertrains will reportedly consist of a 2.0-litre TSI as well as a 3.0-litre TSI V6, with a 3.0-litre TDI V6, 4.2-litre TDI and plug-in hybrid due at a later stage. While unconfirmed, a performance R model could join the line-up at some stage as the new flagship derivative.

More details are expected to emerge over the coming weeks leading up to its launch next month.

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