A fully camouflaged prototype of the next generation Volkswagen Touran has been spied conducting testing ahead of next year's reveal.

A fully camouflaged prototype of the next generation Volkswagen Touran has been spied conducting testing ahead of next year's reveal.

The people-carried is bound to grown in size but lose up to 100 kg (220 lbs) as a result of making the switch to the MQB platform. Its boxy shape will be carried over but with some tweaks such as sharper lines to create a more angular design as seen on recent products launched by VAG. The stretched wheelbase will create a more spacious cabin with additional legroom for rear passengers while the trunk's capacity is set to grow as well.

The prototype spotted here seems to feature LED headlights and daytime running lights, but probably these will be available only on the upper-spec models. The tailgate appears to be slightly bigger which should grant easier cargo loading & unloading while the taillights should look very familiar for those acquainted with Volkswagen products.

Engines will probably be borrowed from the Golf and some of them will work with an optional 4MOTION all-wheel drive system. There are also talks of a new Cross Touran featuring a more rugged look with plastic body cladding and an increased ride height.

Volkswagen will probably show the new Touran in the second half of next year at a major auto show, possibly in Frankfurt set for September.

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