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2019 Volkswagen Touareg teased

Drip-feed continues ahead of Beijing reveal
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The next-generation Volkswagen Touareg has been teased again this week, ahead of a full reveal at the Beijing motor show on March 23.

In addition to a quick video clip showing a camouflaged version of the new SUV travelling through Russia and Kazakhstan on its way to the Chinese capital, we've nabbed some new images showing some exterior and interior details.

Headlining the set of pictures are the new headlights and tail-lights, both making heavy use of LED technology. We can also see part of the front grille, which is a one-piece design incorporating the headlights. The tail-lights, meanwhile, have a new LED signature that is very Audi-like.

Additionally, a shot of the uncamouflaged tailgate shows the Touareg will have its name spelt out underneath the prominent Volkswagen logo – much like its Arteon and T-Roc stablemates.

There's also a glance at some of the cabin elements, too, including the new model's rotary dial for the selectable off-road modes – indicating the Touareg should still be reasonably capable when the going gets tough.

A second rotary dial appears to sit opposite the drive mode one, though it's unclear what function that dial has. The centre console has contrasting silver and gloss-black trim elements, while the interior of the show car is trimmed in beige leather.

Further details are few and far between, but the new Touareg is expected to offer an engine range similar to that of the related Audi Q7 – meaning turbocharged four- and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines are likely.

In addition to the core range, a plug-in hybrid GTE should be available in select markets, along with a potential R-branded performance variant with the SQ7's twin-turbo V8 turbo-diesel.

Stay tuned for our coverage of the new Touareg's reveal at the Beijing motor show on March 23.