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2 September 2011

A lot less distinctive than before, if you looked at the front and imagined it without the badge and with a thinner grill it could be the updated Touareg face. The rear? well this could be from any far east equivalent. I wasnt keen on the mk1 but I liked the current version which is quite good looking, certainly had a distinctive front face and side profile and better looking than the current X5, I'm not so sure about this new shape. Perhaps it'll be better once I see one in the flesh.

The interior seems to be top notch like all new gen Merc but if i was in the market for one of these (which I'm not), would I spend the extra on this or save some money and buy the Touareg, certainly based on these pictures and the reviews for both I would probably choose the VW, why pay more for something which doesn't look any better than a cheaper alternative which also has similar qualities. Once AC have given it's verdict on a full UK test then this may sway my opinion.

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