Volkswagen teased the world with its CrossBlue concept at the 2013 North American International Auto show in Detroit, but little news has come from the German car manufacturer about the three-row SUV. That’s no longer the case since these spy shots appeared of an early pre-production mule initially reported by the Chinese auto website Autohome.
Volkswagen’s marketing department has actually relatively picked another “T” name, supporting Touareg and Tiguan. Satisfy the Teramont. The spy pictures show a lot of the Teramont’s design details, though information of its engineering stay a mystery. A V6 badge is seen on the tailgate, however what V-6 engine VW is utilizing is still unknown.
2019 Volkswagen Teramont Exterior
If the Teramont’s exterior is true to these spy shots, it will not have actually left far from the initial CrossBlue idea. Its sharp lines and distinct VW grille offer it a macho yet refined appearance. Satin chrome trim work brings contrast to the otherwise dark body color. The long hood appears to have plenty of room for a range of engines.
Around back, the taillights take after the LED units used on the Tiguan crossover. The large chrome accent bar runs between the taillights accents well the chrome lower fascia with double exhaust tips simply hardly noticeable. It’s here we can plainly see the V6 badge on the right side of the tailgate.
2019 Volkswagen Teramont Interior
Inside, the control panel seeks to bring the majority of style styling from the CrossBlue idea. The cockpit console is low slung and provides a big infotainment screen flanked by air vents on either side. Upscale wood-like trim covers the dash and flows onto the door panels. The HVAC controls are of the three-knob range, making them simple to run.
We can see the shifter is various than the futuristic looking system discovered in the CrossBlue. And it’s tough to see, however it appears the digital evaluates appear to be present. If not, the cluster in this test mule look an awful lot like the idea’s.
Convenience seems to be top-notch– a minimum of just by the appearances. There is a two-part center armrest for the very first row and second row legroom appears plentiful. Air bents and HVAC controls for the second row further the comfort level. Sadly, there are no shots of the third row lodgings. Like the CrossBlue idea, we anticipate the 2 seats to fold flat when not in usage.
2019 Volkswagen Teramont Engine
Little is understood about the Teramont’s drivetrain and these photos supply no other ideas. Obviously the V6 badge signifies using a V-6 engine, but which VW V-6 is still up for argument. It’s possible VW will use the familiar 3.6-liter FSI V-6 found in the Touareg. In this case, it will make 280 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque.
VW might likewise up the ante by borrowing Audi’s 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 discovered the in Q7. In this application, the all-aluminum mill makes a decent 333 horse power and 325 pound-feet of torque. Both engines come mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with a full-time AWD. Expect VW’s 4Motion AWD system to come basic here.
2019 Volkswagen Teramont Prices
The Teramont will slot over the Touareg in terms of high-end and rate 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 trim levels and adding options might push the Teramont’s rate into the mid-$60,000 range.