The next generation Touareg will be lighter and more efficient than the current model. The exterior design will feature design elements from the current Tiguan. It will feature: wraparound headlamps, a large grille and big bumper incorporating a sump guard. The rear has a distinctive kink in the C-pillar, while a split tailgate will allow owners to open the glass independently.
But the exterior will not be the only one to be changed. The interior will also feature the latest high-tech materials and will also offer more room thanks to a wheelbase that’s been stretched by 50mm.
Volkswagen plans to use lots of aluminum on building the body, so the weight will be reduced by 300kg. This means more efficiency, more performance than the current Touareg.
Under the hood the engine range will start from a 3.2-litre V6 petrol engine that delivers 276 hp and will go up to a 4.2-litre V8 that delivers 345 hp. Volkswagen will also offer two different diesel engines: a 2.7 litres and a 3.0 litres. All the engines will be matted with a six-speed Tiptronic gearbox.
The hybrid engine that will be offered in 2012 will be a 3.2-litre V6 petrol engine combined with a powerful electric motor. The company intends to offer a economical, but also quick SUV.
Source: Top Speed