Volkswagen has announced a series of modest updates for the 2017 edition of its Touareg SUV, changes that come just prior to what is expected to be a full redesign next year.

The big differences are in the details since the V-6-powered mid-size SUV remains mechanically unchanged.

The mid-level Lux trim level has been renamed Wolfsburg Edition, and it also includes a number of upgrades for 2017.

Namely, it gets new brushed aluminum trim inside; stainless steel for the door entry sills and pedals; a black headliner; the choice of two-tone Vienna leather seating surfaces or an all black interior; standard heated and ventilated front seats; and contrasting stitching on the floor mats, steering wheel, and shifter. Oh, and as you might expect, a Wolfsburg Edition badge is also included.

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Wolfsburg Edition buyers can choose between 20-inch "Tarragona" alloy wheels with a diamond-turned finish or 20-inch "Mallory" wheels finished in all black. 

Sitting a step below the Wolfsburg in the lineup is the Sport with Technology Package trim level. For 2017, this model adds adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic braking, a lane change assist system, park distance control, and a heated steering wheel.

Finally, the range-topping Executive trim level adds 21-inch alloy wheels.

All Touaregs remain powered by a 280-horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

VW has not yet released images or pricing for the 2017 Touareg.

For more on the VW Touareg, read the in-depth reviews over at The Car Connection.


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