Volkswagen teased the world with its CrossBlue idea at the 2013 North American International Auto show in Detroit, but little news has actually come from the German car manufacturer about the three-row SUV. That’s not 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 actually relatively chosen another “T” name, accompanying Touareg and Tiguan. Fulfill the Teramont. The spy images show lots of the Teramont’s style information, though information of its engineering remain a mystery. 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 left far from the original CrossBlue idea. Its sharp lines and unique 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 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 pointers simply hardly visible. It’s here we can clearly see the V6 badge on the best side of the tailgate.
2019 Volkswagen Teramont Interior
Inside, the dashboard seeks to bring most of design styling from the CrossBlue idea. The cockpit console is low slung and uses a big 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 variety, making them basic to operate.
We can see the shifter is different than the futuristic looking system found in the CrossBlue. And it’s tough to see, but it seems the digital evaluates seem to be present. If not, the cluster in this test mule look a terrible lot like the concept’s.
Convenience seems to be superior– at least simply 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. Sadly, there are no shots of the 3rd row lodgings. Like the CrossBlue principle, we expect the 2 seats to fold flat when not in use.
2019 Volkswagen Teramont Engine
Little is known about the Teramont’s drivetrain and these pictures provide no other hints. Clearly the V6 badge denotes the use of a V-6 engine, however which VW V-6 is still up for argument. 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 horse power and 266 pound-feet of torque.
VW might 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 respectable 333 horsepower 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 regards to high-end and price point, so expect its base price to being well above the Touareg’s starting point of $49,705. Perhaps the Teramont will start life at $52,000. Climbing up trim levels and including alternatives could press the Teramont’s cost into the mid-$60,000 range.