Volkswagen teased the world with its CrossBlue principle 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 not the case because these spy shots emerged of an early pre-production mule first reported by the Chinese vehicle site Autohome.
Volkswagen’s marketing department has actually seemingly chosen another “T” name, going along with Touareg and Tiguan. Satisfy the Teramont. The spy images reveal plenty of the Teramont’s design details, though details of its engineering stay a mystery. A V6 badge is seen on the tailgate, but exactly what V-6 engine VW is using is still unidentified.
2019 Volkswagen Teramont Exterior
If the Teramont’s exterior holds true to these spy shots, it will not have actually left far from the original CrossBlue principle. Its sharp lines and distinctive VW grille give it a macho yet fine-tuned 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 systems used on the Tiguan crossover. The big chrome accent bar runs in between the taillights accents well the chrome lower fascia with dual exhaust suggestions simply hardly visible. It’s here we can clearly see the V6 badge on the ideal side of the tailgate.
2019 Volkswagen Teramont Interior
Inside, the control panel wants to carry the majority of style styling from the CrossBlue idea. The instrument panel is low slung and offers a large 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 different than the futuristic looking unit found in the CrossBlue. And it’s difficult to see, but it appears the digital gauges seem to be present. If not, the cluster in this test mule look a dreadful lot like the concept’s.
Convenience appears to be superior– at least just by the looks. There is a two-part center armrest for the 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 concept, we expect the 2 seats to fold flat when not in use.
2019 Volkswagen Teramont Engine
Little is learnt about the Teramont’s drivetrain and these pictures offer no other ideas. Clearly the V6 badge signifies 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 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque.
VW might likewise up the ante by obtaining Audi’s 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 found the in Q7. In this application, the all-aluminum mill makes a reputable 333 horsepower 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 beginning point of $49,705. Perhaps the Teramont will begin life at $52,000. Climbing up trim levels and adding alternatives could press the Teramont’s rate into the mid-$60,000 range.
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