Volkswagen teased the world with its CrossBlue principle at the 2013 North American International Auto show in Detroit, but 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 car website Autohome.
Volkswagen’s marketing department has relatively picked another “T” name, supporting Touareg and Tiguan. Fulfill the Teramont. The spy photos reveal lots of the Teramont’s style details, though information of its engineering stay a secret. A V6 badge is seen on the tailgate, but what V-6 engine VW is using is still unknown.
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 principle. Its sharp lines and unique VW grille provide it a macho yet refined look. Satin chrome trim work brings contrast to the otherwise dark body color. The long hood seems to have a lot of space 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 in between the taillights accents well the chrome lower fascia with dual exhaust suggestions just hardly noticeable. It’s here we can plainly see the V6 badge on the right side of the tailgate.
2019 Volkswagen Teramont Interior
Inside, the dashboard aims to bring most of style styling from the CrossBlue concept. The cockpit console 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 simple to operate.
We can see the shifter is various than the futuristic looking system discovered in the CrossBlue. And it’s tough to see, however it seems the digital assesses appear to be present. If not, the cluster in this test mule look a dreadful lot like the idea’s.
Comfort seems to be superior– a minimum of simply 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 further the convenience level. Regretfully, there are no shots of the third row lodgings. Like the CrossBlue idea, 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 provide 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 also 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 respectable 333 horse power 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 basic here.
2019 Volkswagen Teramont Prices
The Teramont will slot over the Touareg in terms of high-end and price point, so expect its base price to being well above the Touareg’s starting point of $49,705. Maybe the Teramont will begin life at $52,000. Climbing up trim levels and including alternatives could push the Teramont’s cost into the mid-$60,000 range.