Circle the date and place; the next-gen Touareg will debut in Beijing, China

The next-generation Volkswagen Touareg is getting closer to its official debut. For those who don’t know yet, the all-new Touareg will be unveiled at an event in Beijing, China on March 23. That’s literally one week from today. To get the excitement going, the German automaker is going all-out with the teasers, dropping one after another, including a series of teaser videos of the SUV’s long jersey from Bratislava, Slovakia to Beijing, China.

It’s not an accident that the all-new Volkswagen Touareg is making its debut in Beijing, China

It’s not an accident that the all-new Volkswagen Touareg is making its debut in Beijing, China. Not only is it the capital of the country that also happens to be the largest car market in the world. When you’re talking about SUV demand in Beijing, you’re talking about serious demand.

So what exactly should we expect? At this point, Volkswagen has done a good job masking the design of the Touareg. But that really isn’t much of an issue considering that the SUV hasn’t really changed its overall design since it made its debut in 2002. We do get to see what its new headlamp configuration is going to look like. Thanks to one of the SUV’s teaser photos, we see the layout of the LEDs in all their glory, complete with the claim that the lights are the brightest in its segment. Overall, expect the Touareg to still be the Touareg, though with the added benefit of adopted design cues taken from some of VW’s more recent SUV offerings.

Based on recent history, expect the new Touareg to come with an engine range that includes four-cylinder and V-6 offerings.

Details are just as scarce about the interior, but the German automaker also said that it’s going to have "one of the largest digital cockpits in its class.” That’s a promising statement, though one that shouldn’t be taken too seriously until we see it for ourselves. It’s the same story under the hood of the SUV. Based on recent history, expect the new Touareg to come with an engine range that includes four-cylinder and V-6 offerings. Likewise, both gasoline and diesel engines should be offered off the bat with a hybrid model following at a later date.

We’re seven days away from seeing the next-generation Volkswagen Touareg. Even if it falls short of our expectations, it’s not like it’s going to be a tough sell in a global market that has already accounted for 1 million sold Touaregs in its lifespan. Something tells me that once the new model is out, it’s not going to be worrying about its sales figures.

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