Volkswagen Developing Touareg CC

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VW has its eyes on the BMW X6 for a slant-roofed crossover.

If you're enamored of the design sported by the Volkswagen CC but were hoping for something a little more versatile, we've got some good news for you. The word from Germany has it that VW is planning on applying the same approach that transformed the Passat into the CC to the next-generation Touareg. The Touareg CC would target the likes of the BMW X6, the upcoming Mercedes-Benz MLC and sister-company Audi's anticipated Q6. (The Volkswagen Group has, after all, never backed down from competing against its own products.)

Whether you think that's a good idea or not, we'd expect the finished product to look pretty striking, taking cues from the Cross Coupe concept which VW presented at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Show. According to German publication AutoBild, Volkswagen has yet to officially green-light the Touareg CC project, but development is likely underway in anticipation of its approval for production. If the board gives the go-ahead, we could see the Touareg CC - based on the platform underpinning the next-gen Touareg as well as the next Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne - hitting showrooms around 2015 with a variety of gasoline and diesel engines.

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