We have two leaked photos giving us a clue into the new design of the VW Touareg. Pictures and details inside.

Two photos showing a scale replica of the 2011 Volkswagen Touareg have leaked out six-to-ten weeks ahead of its unveiling.  The photos, which surfaced on Dutch website Autoweek.nl, show a vehicle that replaces the boxy front fascia with a rounder look and chrome accents.

The front-end changes bring the car more inline with the new design paradigm seen on some of the company's most recent vehicles.  It looks to have a windshield installed at a greater incline, leading towards an available dual-pane sunroof.  The angle of the photo suggests a shorter vehicle than the previous model, but a with a lengthier rear end.

Hopefully, these photos will prompt Volkswagen to release official pictures and details.  The lighter-weight Touareg will likely get TSI and TDI engines, as well as a 240-horsepower 3.0-liter diesel, and 290-horsepower 3.0-liter supercharged V6.

Built on the Cayenne platform, the next-generation 2011 Volkswagen Touareg will likely be introduced at either the Geneva Motor Show in March, or the New York Auto Show in April.  A market launch will take place before in the fall or winter.

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