Volkswagen’s Teramont (name unconfirmed) large SUV has been spied for the first time, in China.
Volkswagen Teramont Spied – in short
-Production version of VW’s Crossblue concept
-Powered by a 3.6L V6 Petrol
Volkswagen Teramont Spied – Full report
Teramont is the production version of Volkswagen’s Crossblue concept that was showcased at Detroit motorshow in 2013. It obviously comes with many design similarities and will be Volkswagen’s biggest SUV on launch.
For everyone unfamiliar with the Crossblue, here’s a picture.
This concept was bigger than VW Touareg, measuring 5 meters long, 2 metres wide, 1.7 meters tall and came with comfortable 3 row seating.
Coming to the Teramont, its name obviously suggests something very large. The car’s styling is similar to its concept but is toned down to meet production challenges. Imposing front fascia can be seen with many Volkswagen styling cues including square shaped headlamps with LED accents, trapezoidal fog lights, long rectangular grille and a large bumper. Lots of chrome has been used as well.
The interior looks spacious with ample features and enough leg-head room. Two piece center armrest, rear air con vents, flat bottom steering wheel, large infotainment etc ae visible.
While the concept was powered by a hybrid diesel-electric power mill-producing maximum of 302 bhp, the Teramont comes fitted with a 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine delivering 280 hp. A 1.8- or 2.0-liter TSI four-cylinder and even a hybrid could make its way under the hood.
Transmission duties are done by a manual and dual-clutch automatic.
Production of is SUV will take place locally at SAIC Volkswagen, while Chattanooga plant in Tennessee will be used for American spec models.
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