Volkswagen teased the world with its CrossBlue principle at the 2013 North American International Auto show in Detroit, however little news has actually come from the German car manufacturer about the three-row SUV. That’s no longer the case given that these spy shots appeared of an early pre-production mule first reported by the Chinese vehicle site Autohome.
Volkswagen’s marketing department has relatively chosen another “T” name, supporting Touareg and Tiguan. Satisfy the Teramont. The spy pictures show lots of the Teramont’s style details, though details 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 applies to these spy shots, it will not have actually left far from the initial CrossBlue idea. Its sharp lines and distinct VW grille give 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 systems used on the Tiguan crossover. The large chrome accent bar runs in between the taillights accents well the chrome lower fascia with double exhaust tips just barely noticeable. It’s here we can clearly see the V6 badge on the best side of the tailgate.
2019 Volkswagen Teramont Interior
Inside, the dashboard plannings to bring most of style styling from the CrossBlue idea. The instrument panel is low slung and uses a large infotainment screen flanked by air vents on either side. High end wood-like trim covers the dash and streams onto the door panels. The HVAC controls are of the three-knob range, making them easy 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 seems the digital assesses seem to be present. If not, the cluster in this test mule look a horrible lot like the idea’s.
Comfort appears to be superior– at least simply by the looks. 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. Unfortunately, there are no shots of the 3rd row accommodations. Like the CrossBlue idea, we anticipate the two seats to fold flat when not in use.
2019 Volkswagen Teramont Engine
Little is learnt about the Teramont’s drivetrain and these images supply no other clues. Undoubtedly the V6 badge signifies making use of 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 obtaining Audi’s 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 discovered the in Q7. In this application, the all-aluminum mill makes a reputable 333 horse power 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 terms of high-end and price point, so anticipate its base cost to being well above the Touareg’s starting point of $49,705. Perhaps the Teramont will begin life at $52,000. Climbing trim levels and including choices could press the Teramont’s rate into the mid-$60,000 range.