New Volkswagen Touareg Possibly Leaked via Scale Model
Now, we could be able to get a pretty good idea of how the car will look, thanks to a leaked photo showing a scale model of the car, posted by autoweek.nl. As you can see, the German SUV adopts the new VW family identity introduced by the Golf VI.
The front grille and the headlights look very similar to those on the Golf or the Polo, while the lower part of the 2010 Touareg’s front fascia resembles that of the Tiguan - in the Sport&Stile version. The pictured car also features a panoramic glass roof and a roof spoiler. The roof of the car’s premium appearance is completed by a set of aluminum finish roof rails. The SUV’s rims have a characteristic design for the German manufacturer. But then again, this is just a leaked pic showing a miniature model...
The next Touareg is expected to be lighter by 300 kg, in order to cut emissions and reduce fuel consumption. Of course, this would also improve the dynamics of the car. However, the interior space will probably not be affected, as the SUV is expected to have a longer wheelbase.
A hybrid version of the car is also expected. To get a hint about this version’s powertrain, we can look at the upcoming Porsche Cayenne Hybrid, which will also be launched this year (The Cayenne shares its platform with the Touareg). The Cayenne Hybrid is expected to use the Audi S4’s supercharged V6 petrol engine, which develops 325 HP and a 50 HP electric motor.