Volkswagen has unveiled the all-new Touareg, and while it may not be arriving in North America, it gives us an interesting glimpse into all future SUV and crossover products from the German automaker.

For starters, the new VW Touareg will be offered in plug-in hybrid powertrain in China. VW has yet to say what kind of powertrain the plug-in may have, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it ended having the same 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 and electric motor as the Porsche Cayenne and Bentley Bentayga Plug-In models. This plug-in model may eventually arrive in Europe as well.

The new Touareg will serve as VW’s flagship model in China. As such, VW is promising a luxurious driving experience thanks to the presence of premium materials the latest technologies. These include the two standard digital interior displays, which consists of a 12-inch digital cockpit display and a 15-inch console display, along with Night Vision assistance, LED Matrix beam headlights and a windshield head-up display.

The new Touareg rides on VW’s MLB platform found in a variety of other products, including but not limited to the Audi Q7, and Bentley Bentayga. It helps the new Touareg shed some much-needed weight over the outgoing model while also enabling larger dimensions. The SUV is now 233 lbs lighter than before, but boasts an additional 113 liters of luggage space. VW also says the lengthened proportions have had a positive effect on the styling, but we’ll let you be the judge of that.

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For European-spec models, two diesel V6 engines will be available from launch, while a gas V6 engine and turbodiesel V8 will eventually be offered in certain Euro markets as well.

Pricing and availability has yet to be announced. We’re not expecting to see the plug-in hybrid version of the new Bentayga until sometime next year at the earliest.

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