2023 VW Touareg: German SUV spotted on a test drive

The current third generation of the VW Touareg was presented back in 2018 – it’s time for a facelift. The prototypes have now been spotted on the streets. All information here!

The VW Touareg has been on the market for a good four years when a facelift is due in the middle of the model cycle. And that doesn’t seem to be long in coming. Read on for more details.

  • Touareg facelift spotted on a test drive
  • Cleverly camouflaged
  • Only small changes expected
  • Especially the front is updated
  • Launch expected in late 2022 or early 2023

VW Touareg facelift: exterior design

Is this a test vehicle, nothing is glued here? You might think so at first glance. But VW has already used this technology in past Erlkönigs and confused one or the other.

2023 VW Touareg

The photographed VW Touareg is actually in the test phase, stickers have been placed in important places to hide changes. These stickers are adapted to the current design of the models, so it is really difficult to recognize innovations.

However, conclusions can still be drawn, and these would be: The Touareg facelift will only be a small update. In addition, the described stickers are only on the front of the car, so we assume that the headlights, radiator grille, and bumper will be updated.

2023 VW Touareg

The grille seems to get a little smaller, as the lower corners no longer extend to the headlights. The overall shape of the headlights seems to stay the same, but you can’t tell.

We think we can see larger air intakes with a slight curvature. Otherwise, VW leaves the design of the Touareg as far as possible.

2023 VW Touareg


We currently have no information that VW is giving the Touareg new or updated engines. We, therefore, assume that the well-known selection of petrol, diesel, and plug-in hybrid engines will remain.

VW Touareg 2023 facelift: prices and the start of sales

Since the design changes are so minor, we believe the market launch will be at the end of 2022, possibly in spring 2023. The price shouldn’t change much either, the current Touareg is available from around 69,000 euros. The facelift shouldn’t cost much more.

Elenor Kling

A tech lover and generally a car enthusiast who likes to do a lot of research and share knowledge.

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