The next-gen Volkswagen Touran has been caught on camera once again, prior to a possible debut set for early October at the Paris Motor Show.

The next-gen Volkswagen Touran has been caught on camera once again, prior to a possible debut set for early October at the Paris Motor Show.

Volkswagen's compact MPV is about to reach third generation as more and more prototypes have been spotted undergoing testing across Europe. The Touran will make the switch to VW Group's MQB platform so it will go through a diet estimated at up to 100 kg (220 lbs) depending on the model. It will retain the current model's boxy shape but we expect to find sharper lines as seen in recent VW-badged models.

Despite losing some weight, the 2015 Touran will likely come with a slightly stretched wheelbase enabling a roomier cabin which should provide additional rear legroom. Although the prototype seen in these spy shots wears an extensive amount of camouflage, upon closer inspection you can see the headlights boast LED technology which will likely be offered as optional equipment.

Engine lineup isn't really a mystery as this will be sourced from the seventh generation Golf while a 4MOTION all-wheel drive arrangement will also be offered. A rugged-looking Cross Touran is probably in the works as well with additional plastic body cladding and AWD.

The 2015 Volkswagen Touran will likely be exhibited at the Paris Motor Show, before going on sale early next year and there are some talks about U.S. availability but this hasn't been confirmed yet.

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