Volkswagen teased the world with its CrossBlue principle at the 2013 North American International Auto show in Detroit, however little news has originated from the German car manufacturer about the three-row SUV. That’s not the case considering that these spy shots appeared of an early pre-production mule first reported by the Chinese automobile site Autohome.
Volkswagen’s marketing department has actually apparently picked another “T” name, going along with Touareg and Tiguan. Fulfill the Teramont. The spy photos reveal plenty of the Teramont’s design information, though details of its engineering remain a secret. 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 initial CrossBlue idea. Its sharp lines and unique VW grille offer it a macho yet refined appearance. Satin chrome trim work brings contrast to the otherwise dark body color. The long hood appears to have plenty of room for a variety 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 pointers simply barely visible. It’s here we can plainly see the V6 badge on the right side of the tailgate.
2019 Volkswagen Teramont Interior
Inside, the control panel wants to carry most of design styling from the CrossBlue idea. The cockpit console is low slung and provides 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 basic to operate.
We can see the shifter is various than the futuristic looking unit discovered in the CrossBlue. And it’s tough to see, but it appears the digital determines appear to be present. If not, the cluster in this test mule look a dreadful lot like the idea’s.
Comfort appears to be top-notch– a minimum of 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 further the convenience level. Sadly, there are no shots of the 3rd row accommodations. Like the CrossBlue principle, 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 photos provide no other hints. Clearly the V6 badge denotes using a V-6 engine, however which VW V-6 is still up for dispute. It’s possible VW will use 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 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 standard here.
2019 Volkswagen Teramont Prices
The Teramont will slot over the Touareg in regards to high-end and price point, so anticipate its base cost to being well above the Touareg’s starting point of $49,705. Possibly the Teramont will start life at $52,000. Climbing up trim levels and including options might press the Teramont’s rate into the mid-$60,000 range.