Volkswagen teased the world with its CrossBlue idea at the 2013 North American International Auto show in Detroit, however little news has actually come from the German automaker about the three-row SUV. That’s no longer the case given that these spy shots emerged of an early pre-production mule first reported by the Chinese automobile site Autohome.
Volkswagen’s marketing department has seemingly selected another “T” name, going along with Touareg and Tiguan. Fulfill the Teramont. The spy photos show a lot of the Teramont’s style details, though details of its engineering stay a secret. A V6 badge is seen on the tailgate, but 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 departed far from the initial CrossBlue idea. Its sharp lines and distinct VW grille give it a macho yet improved appearance. Satin chrome trim work brings contrast to the otherwise dark body color. The long hood appears to have lots of space for a range of engines.
Around back, the taillights take after the LED units utilized on the Tiguan crossover. The big chrome accent bar runs in between the taillights accents well the chrome lower fascia with double exhaust suggestions just hardly visible. 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 aims to bring most of design styling from the CrossBlue idea. The instrument panel is low slung and provides 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 range, making them simple 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 seems the digital assesses appear to be present. If not, the cluster in this test mule look a horrible lot like the idea’s.
Convenience seems to be first-class– a minimum of just 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. Regretfully, there are no shots of the third row lodgings. Like the CrossBlue principle, 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 provide no other ideas. Undoubtedly the V6 badge signifies using a V-6 engine, however which VW V-6 is still up for argument. It’s possible VW will utilize 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 also 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 automated 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 regards to luxury and cost point, so anticipate its base price to being well above the Touareg’s starting point of $49,705. Possibly 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.