Volkswagen teased the world with its CrossBlue principle at the 2013 North American International Auto show in Detroit, however little news has come from the German car manufacturer about the three-row SUV. That’s not the case considering that these spy shots appeared of an early pre-production mule initially reported by the Chinese vehicle website Autohome.
Volkswagen’s marketing department has actually apparently picked another “T” name, going along with Touareg and Tiguan. Fulfill the Teramont. The spy photos show plenty of the Teramont’s style information, though information of its engineering remain a secret. A V6 badge is seen on the tailgate, however what V-6 engine VW is utilizing is still unidentified.
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 concept. Its sharp lines and distinctive VW grille offer it a macho yet refined look. 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 dual exhaust tips just barely visible. It’s here we can clearly see the V6 badge on the ideal side of the tailgate.
2019 Volkswagen Teramont Interior
Inside, the dashboard wants to bring the majority of design styling from the CrossBlue idea. The cockpit console is low slung and offers 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 basic to run.
We can see the shifter is various than the futuristic looking unit found in the CrossBlue. And it’s hard 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 first-class– a minimum of simply 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 even more the convenience level. Sadly, there are no shots of the third row accommodations. Like the CrossBlue principle, we expect the 2 seats to fold flat when not in usage.
2019 Volkswagen Teramont Engine
Little is known about the Teramont’s drivetrain and these photos supply no other ideas. Obviously the V6 badge denotes the use of a V-6 engine, but which VW V-6 is still up for dispute. 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 horse power and 266 pound-feet of torque.
VW could 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 respectable 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 standard here.
2019 Volkswagen Teramont Prices
The Teramont will slot over the Touareg in terms of high-end and price point, so expect its base rate to being well above the Touareg’s beginning point of $49,705. Perhaps the Teramont will begin life at $52,000. Climbing trim levels and adding choices could press the Teramont’s cost into the mid-$60,000 range.