Range-topping crossover boasts a 4.0-litre engine cranking out an impressive 900Nm of torque, but it won't be in Australia until at least 2021.

The Volkswagen Touareg V8 TDI has been revealed ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at the 2019 Geneva motor show, which kicks off early next month.

Under the bonnet, this model features a 4.0-litre turbo-diesel V8, which has been tuned to deliver 310kW of power and 900Nm of torque.

Further details about the drivetrain have yet to be confirmed, but Volkswagen says it complies with the Euro 6d-TEMP emission standard.

The V8 TDI is reportedly capable of dispatching the 0-100km/h standard in 4.9 seconds.

In Europe, the Touareg V8 TDI will be fitted as standard with 19-inch alloy wheels, air suspension, an electric tailgate, stainless steel pedals, automated headlight operation, and automatic dimming wing mirrors

Features available on the options list includes LED matrix headlights, a night vision camera, four-wheel steering, a roll stabilisation system, front cross traffic assistance, and partially automated steering, acceleration and braking at speeds up to 60km/h.

Two interior treatments will be available: one with grey tones and metal accents, and the other featuring lighter colours and wood trim. Both come with leather upholstery and trim.

Australia

According to Volkswagen Australia, the V8 Touareg isn't likely to arrive here until 2021.