Volkswagen teased the world with its CrossBlue idea at the 2013 North American International Auto show in Detroit, but little news has actually come from the German car manufacturer about the three-row SUV. That’s no longer the case since these spy shots emerged of an early pre-production mule initially reported by the Chinese vehicle website Autohome.
Volkswagen’s marketing department has actually apparently selected another “T” name, supporting Touareg and Tiguan. Meet the Teramont. The spy images reveal lots of the Teramont’s style information, though information of its engineering remain a mystery. A V6 badge is seen on the tailgate, but what V-6 engine VW is using is still unidentified.
2019 Volkswagen Teramont Exterior
If the Teramont’s exterior holds true to these spy shots, it will not have actually departed far from the initial CrossBlue concept. Its sharp lines and unique VW grille offer it a macho yet fine-tuned appearance. Satin chrome trim work brings contrast to the otherwise dark body color. The long hood appears to have plenty of space for a range of engines.
Around back, the taillights take after the LED systems utilized on the Tiguan crossover. The big chrome accent bar runs between the taillights accents well the chrome lower fascia with dual exhaust pointers simply barely visible. It’s here we can plainly see the V6 badge on the ideal side of the tailgate.
2019 Volkswagen Teramont Interior
Inside, the dashboard aims to carry most of design styling from the CrossBlue idea. The instrument panel is low slung and offers a large infotainment screen flanked by air vents on either side. Upscale wood-like trim covers the dash and streams onto the door panels. The HVAC controls are of the three-knob variety, making them simple to run.
We can see the shifter is different than the futuristic looking unit discovered in the CrossBlue. And it’s hard to see, however it seems the digital determines seem to be present. If not, the cluster in this test mule look an awful lot like the principle’s.
Convenience appears to be superior– at least just by the looks. There is a two-part center armrest for the very first row and second row legroom appears abundant. Air bents and HVAC controls for the second row further the comfort level. Regretfully, there are no shots of the third row lodgings. Like the CrossBlue concept, we expect the two seats to fold flat when not in usage.
2019 Volkswagen Teramont Engine
Little is learnt about the Teramont’s drivetrain and these pictures supply no other clues. Undoubtedly the V6 badge represents the use of a V-6 engine, however which VW V-6 is still up for dispute. It’s possible VW will use the familiar 3.6-liter FSI V-6 discovered in the Touareg. In this case, it will make 280 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque.
VW could likewise up the ante by obtaining Audi’s 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 found the in Q7. In this application, the all-aluminum mill makes a reputable 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. Both engines come mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with a full-time AWD. Anticipate VW’s 4Motion AWD system to come basic here.
2019 Volkswagen Teramont Prices
The Teramont will slot over the Touareg in regards to high-end and price point, so expect its base rate to being well above the Touareg’s beginning point of $49,705. Possibly the Teramont will begin life at $52,000. Climbing up trim levels and adding alternatives could press the Teramont’s price into the mid-$60,000 variety.