• Jan 28, 2010
Between patent offices, surreptitious shipping company videos, and Marussias being left uncovered on the back of a truck in a traffic jam, lately we've been coming across all manner of ways for new cars to be accidentally revealed ahead-of-schedule. Here's another: a German model car company has let slip images of what looks like the next Volkswagen Touareg, which is actually meant to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show.

The box is labeled "VW Touareg 2010," but the supplementary text mentions the fourth quarter of this year, and a quick look at the front of the SUV makes it plain that this isn't the current off-roader. In fact, it looks just like the naked spy shots of the 2011 model taken not too long ago.

The model makes the front end look dramatically reduced in a way we hadn't picked up from Touareg spy shots, but saw clearly in the spy shots of its sister, the Porsche Cayenne. We're hoping for plenty of weight loss there to compensate for the loss of those diesel V10 and W12 engines. We'll see the final thing and take its measure from Geneva in about six weeks.

[Source: AutoWeek.nl (translated)]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      SURPRISE another boring design from the once cool VW.... they are getting as bad as toyota
        • 4 Years Ago
        i looks like management is having way to much say in the cars VW is producing now. its like the old GM. these cars are not bold and or exiting because they want to appeal to the most people possible (like toyota)

        VW is sacrificing there soul to be the largest car maker in the world, its depressing
      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess that's the new VW front end for all the cars now. Wonder if they did anything to the rear of the SUV.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Once again, same headlights like the entire lineup... lame.
        • 4 Years Ago
        At least these headlights actually look good. Besides ever seen audi lineup?? you get the picture.....
      • 4 Years Ago
      looks like just a facelift with a double-din sunroof... was hoping for more VW!
      • 4 Years Ago
      So it's limited to 1000 units - isn't that about how many they've sold of the real one, in the US?

      /bwahahahahaha!
      • 4 Years Ago
      the older car looked better
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Touareg is a luxury SUV that debuted in 2004. Sharing a platform with the Porsche Cayenne, it offered both off-road durability and excellent on-road handling.http://www.automotivecraze.com. The second-generation Touareg 2 debuts for 2008, and with it, a number of improvements.The Touareg 2 stars for dependability. Problems with the original include malfunctioning rain sensors, sagging suspensions, harsh shifting, wiring problems, dead batteries, and faulty door handles.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The new boss at VW design is an old fashioned type who favors simple/timeless over trendy. I think this is just a facelift but as VW tries to lighten it's cars, engineering may outpace styling for a time.