Wolfsburg - Volkswagen has released a teaser sketch of its new Touareg ahead of its scheduled debut at the Beijing Motor Show on 23 March.

The sketch, and various spy shots doing their rounds on the web, show a more muscular shape, while the front end gets a large grille with bars that flow into the headlights, closely resembling last year's T-Prime GTE Concept (below), from which the new Touareg seems to draw much of its design inspiration.

Volkswagen is promising a plethora of innovative driving assistance systems as well as one of the biggest digital cockpits in its class. 

This ‘Innovision Cockpit’ as VW calls it, “opens up a new type of infotainment environment” according to the carmaker, with connectivity that essentially makes it a “driving internet node”.

The new Touareg's cockpit is likely to resemble the T-Prime Concept's screen-dominated design as seen below, albeit toned down a touch.

Like the current model, the new Touareg will offer air suspension, and rear-wheel steering will be offered for the first time. 

As for its underpinnings the logical assumption is that the new Touareg will share the MLB platform with the latest Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga.

That’s as much as we know for now, watch this space for the full reveal in March.

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