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Spy Shots: 2014 Volkswagen Touran MPV Test Mule Wears New Model's Fascia

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The onslaught of MQB-based models has just begun for the Volkswagen Group that has already introduced the new Audi A3, Seat Leon and VW Golf Mk7, all of which share the same modular platform and a brand-new family of diesel and gasoline engines.

One of the first variants of the 2013 Golf family will be the next Touran minivan that was spied in test mule guise while running around the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

The prototype is wearing a modified version of the current Touran's body with enlarged wheel fenders to accommodate the wider front and rear tracks of the MQB chassis architecture.

Surprisingly though, the prototype was also fitted with what appears to be the front end of the upcoming model including the hood, bumper, grille and headlamps, something that tells us VW is in a far more advanced stage of testing than what the mule implies.

The production model will likely make its world premiere either at the 2013 Geneva Show next March or at the Frankfurt Motor Show later in the same year.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoop


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7 Comments:

Jason Hall said... »September 13, 2012

I really hate the VW Touran, and the above picture suggests that won't be changing anytime soon. It really is a car for people who've just given up on life - a boring unreliable German box on wheels to shove your kids and stuff in...

Opelu said... »September 13, 2012

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the prototype was also fitted with what appears to be the front end of the upcoming model including the hood, bumper, grille and headlamps"

Bumper, grille and headlamps are from facelifted Tiguan, not from upcoming Touran. Take a better look before you write something.

mrtooher said... »September 13, 2012

nice - wuuuuhuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Garrett Spicer said... »September 13, 2012

VW really develops MINI VANS on the Nurburgring? Are you kidding me?

plumbing said... »September 14, 2012

Does it have AI capabilities like auto break and voice recognition? The exterior seems a bit fine and tuner than the previous versions.

Tomatoe said... »September 17, 2012

No camouflage on a test mule? To me it looks more like the next Touran is already ready to go. So I don't expect it for 2014, but for early 2013 or maybe even end of 2012.

jasonhallisabitch said... »December 08, 2012

fuck off cocksucker

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