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2019 Volkswagen Touareg Teased Ahead Of Debut

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The next-generation Volkswagen Touareg is set to debut in Beijing this March.

Volkswagen will introduce a redesigned, reengineered, third-generation Touareg at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show this March. But before Volkswagen's most expensive model crosses the stage, the German automaker is teasing its SUV's new lines in a single, solitary sketch. The Touareg took a hiatus from the U.S. market following the 2017 model year, but it's staged to return in late 2018 as a 2019 model riding atop the MLB Evo platform used by the Audi Q7.

As expected, the 2019 Volkswagen Touareg looks set to mimic the T-Prime GTE Concept, which was itself shown at the Beijing Auto Show two years ago. The Touareg's grille will grow to follow current design trends that dictate such a necessity, especially in China where larger grilles are seen as being more premium. However, the SUV's body-which VW confirmed will ride atop air suspension-won't deviate far in shape or size from that of its predecessor, thus leaving the Atlas as Volkswagen's largest vehicle in its American lineup. Volkswagen didn't give drivetrain details, but expect a V6 gas engine and a possible electrified model to arrive on American shores.

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Expect the 2019 Volkswagen Touareg to fetch at least $50,000 when it starts hitting dealer lots in late 2018.

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