Volkswagen teased the world with its CrossBlue principle at the 2013 North American International Auto show in Detroit, however little news has actually originated 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 website Autohome.
Volkswagen’s marketing department has relatively picked another “T” name, supporting Touareg and Tiguan. Fulfill the Teramont. The spy photos reveal plenty of the Teramont’s design details, though details of its engineering stay a secret. A V6 badge is seen on the tailgate, however exactly what V-6 engine VW is using is still unidentified.
2019 Volkswagen Teramont Exterior
If the Teramont’s exterior applies to these spy shots, it will not have departed far from the initial CrossBlue concept. Its sharp lines and distinctive VW grille provide it a macho yet refined appearance. Satin chrome trim work brings contrast to the otherwise dark body color. The long hood seems to have lots of space 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 between the taillights accents well the chrome lower fascia with double exhaust tips 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 control panel seeks to bring the majority of design styling from the CrossBlue principle. The instrument panel is low slung and uses a big 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 operate.
We can see the shifter is different than the futuristic looking unit discovered in the CrossBlue. And it’s tough to see, however it appears the digital assesses appear to be present. If not, the cluster in this test mule look an awful lot like the principle’s.
Convenience seems to be first-class– at least simply 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 even more the convenience level. Regretfully, there are no shots of the 3rd row accommodations. Like the CrossBlue concept, we anticipate the two seats to fold flat when not in usage.
2019 Volkswagen Teramont Engine
Little is learnt about the Teramont’s drivetrain and these photos supply no other ideas. Certainly the V6 badge denotes using a V-6 engine, but which VW V-6 is still up for dispute. 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 horse power and 266 pound-feet of torque.
VW could likewise up the ante by borrowing Audi’s 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 found the in Q7. In this application, the all-aluminum mill makes a respectable 333 horse power and 325 pound-feet of torque. Both engines come mated to an eight-speed automated 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 luxury 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 push the Teramont’s cost into the mid-$60,000 range.