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 car manufacturer about the three-row SUV. That’s not the case because these spy shots surfaced of an early pre-production mule initially reported by the Chinese vehicle website Autohome.
Volkswagen’s marketing department has relatively picked another “T” name, accompanying Touareg and Tiguan. Meet the Teramont. The spy images show a lot of the Teramont’s style information, though details of its engineering stay a secret. A V6 badge is seen on the tailgate, but exactly 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 departed far from the initial CrossBlue concept. Its sharp lines and distinctive VW grille provide 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 a lot of room for a range of engines.
Around back, the taillights take after the LED systems utilized on the Tiguan crossover. The large chrome accent bar runs in between the taillights accents well the chrome lower fascia with dual exhaust ideas simply barely noticeable. It’s here we can clearly see the V6 badge on the right side of the tailgate.
2019 Volkswagen Teramont Interior
Inside, the control panel wants to bring most of design styling from the CrossBlue idea. 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 easy to operate.
We can see the shifter is different than the futuristic looking unit found in the CrossBlue. And it’s tough to see, but it appears the digital determines seem to be present. If not, the cluster in this test mule look a terrible lot like the idea’s.
Comfort appears to be top-notch– a minimum of just by the appearances. 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 comfort level. Sadly, there are no shots of the 3rd row lodgings. 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 offer no other hints. Obviously the V6 badge represents making use of a V-6 engine, however which VW V-6 is still up for debate. 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 might also 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 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. Expect 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 rate point, so anticipate 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 alternatives might press the Teramont’s cost into the mid-$60,000 range.