2023 VW Touareg Plays a Game of Spot the Changes by Digitally Dropping the Camouflage

Earlier this week, the Volkswagen Touareg facelift celebrated its spy photo debut, and it was only natural that someone, somewhere, will try to reveal the updates by using a decent dose of CGI.
2023 VW Touareg - Rendering 6 photos
Photo: Kolesa
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That someone is Kolesa, and their take on the full-size SUV from the German company is rather enthusiastic. Portrayed in the R-Line specification, it has different front and rear ends compared to the pre-facelifted iteration, and it looks a bit more exciting than it will actually be.

For one, the LED headlamp signature blends in with the styling of the grille in these renderings, with the latter imagined with a much more open design here. Then there is the bumper, sketched out in a more aggressive shape, with bigger side air intakes. Save for the pattern of the taillights and the shape of the diffuser, which has fake exhaust trim, the back end is a bit more realistic.

Over in the real world, Volkswagen is indeed expected to give the 2023 Touareg new front and rear bumpers and lighting units, but in all likelihood, they will be different. The cockpit should gain additional upholstery and trim options and perhaps new software for the infotainment system and digital instrument cluster. Also, drivers might be assisted on the go by extra safety gizmos.

We don’t expect any major changes in the powertrain department, as the model, which is closely related to the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, Bentley Bentayga, and Lamborghini Urus, should be offered with the same assemblies, some of which could be updated in order to become more frugal, and less polluting. Thus, look for the usual gasoline and diesel units, depending on the market, and a couple of plug-in hybrids. The unveiling date is yet unknown, though the facelifted Touareg might premiere in the first half of next year.
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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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