Volkswagen has been seen testing a prototype for an updated version of its Touareg medium-sized SUV.
Touareg has disappeared from the U.S. coast since 2017 before this third-generation model was introduced. The SUV is now getting an update that should be released in early 2023, and no, it’s not coming back to this shore.
The update will be light, judging by the prototype. Look for a modified front end with new designs for headlights, grille and front fascia. These elements are heavily disguised but we can see that the eclipses in the front fascia are similar to the latest Tiguan.
2023 Volkswagen Touareg Facelift Spy Shot – Photo Credit: S. Baldauf / SB-Medien
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. Perhaps some of the current diesel offers will be dropped and replaced with more plug-in hybrid options. The top-of-the-line Touareg R, a plug-in hybrid, can also see enhanced performance. Its current turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 and electric motor combo are good for 455 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
VW is offering a mid-sized Atlas here in the US and is planning a mid-sized electric SUV that could possibly be called ID.8, it could be the last Touareg equipped with an internal-combustion engine.
Note that the Touareg is a skinny twin with the Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne, and both should be updated soon. In fact, we’ve even seen prototypes of updated cayenne.