Volkswagen’s full-size Touareg SUV has been on the market since 2003 which can only mean one thing — time for a refresh! Our spies have once again caught up with the big VW and have gained some inside knowledge on the second-generation SUV.
The biggest news we hear is that the 2011 Touareg will go on a crash diet and be 500-600 pounds lighter! This should certainly help the Touareg’s less-than-stellar fuel economy and improve handling. Along with it’s weight loss, we’re also hearing the chassis has in fact been lengthened by a few inches for a more roomy interior and an optional 3rd row of seats. Though we expect the third row will probably amount to jump seats that fold flat.