Volkswagen held an event in Shanghai just before the beginning of the show. The night was called as “Brand SUV Night” where Volkswagen had more to showcase apart from ID Roomzz Electric SUV study. FAW-Volkswagen which is Volkswagen’s joint venture in China showcase the brand’s biggest model to wear company’s badge. It is present as a concept version and is dubbed as SMV. Nonetheless, Volkswagen SMV Concept looks like a production version and we expect to hit assembly line sooner than later. Volkswagen SMV Concept will target big Chinese families and is bigger than Atlas. The length of SMV Concept is 201 inches.
Just like any other current Volkswagen models, SMV Concept rides on MQB platform. It will similar engines that is available for Chinese market. Thus, it won’t be surprising if it shares same powertrain to that of Teramont. Entry level will be graced by 2.0-liter TSI engine whereas China exclusive 2.5-liter TSI VR6 EA390 engine will be used for high trim versions of SMV. The engine is mated with seven-speed DSG transmission and 4Motion AWD. The overall setup helps in generating an output of 295 horsepower and 499 Nm of torque from six-cylinder engine.
Little is known about the Volkswagen SMV Concept and even interior images have not been disclosed. Nonetheless, going by the large footprint of the vehicle it would be seven-seater that offers sufficient space of grown adults in the third row. Additionally, we expect big screens and instrument panel and infotainment system. With respect to styling, Volkswagen SMV Concept will adopt latest design language. There is curved and creased bonnet, muscular wheel arches and sporty elements to D-Pillar.