The biggest SUV to come out of the VW factories – the Teramont – is just about ready for the official unveiling, as it will then head to the production lines of the Chattanooga factory in the US before the end of the year.
As per customary with almost every new model out there, here’s the leaked view of the model without any sort of camouflage. VW’s all new three-row SUV looks decidedly at home in the automaker’s lineup – so there are no actual surprises when discussing the exterior design. While the model is scheduled for production in the US, a pre-production prototype was caught “naked” somewhere in China, meaning the company has big plans for the largest SUV in the portfolio for the first and second world markets (China and US, in that order). First previewed by the CrossBlue concept from 2013, the Teramont looks like a regular VW affair, thus eschewing any concept of novelty in terms of styling.
Made for China and the US, the front end of the SUV looks the part – chromed grille and numerous silver accents – this may very well be the Chinese version, which according to rumors should be manufactured locally starting sometimes next year through the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture. The end design seems inspired by the latest evolution of the Tiguan, with additional chrome detailing such as the chrome bar running the length of the trunk lid. Having a ‘V6’ badge means the model was equipped most likely with the 3.6-liter V6 unit, which in the US packs up 280 horsepower (209 kilowatts).