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.