Volkswagen China revealed the first official images of new Volkswagen Teramont SUV. It’s on the same day when the Atlas SUV made its debut in the United States. The Atlas and Teramont are twins. It differs only on engines and details. The Teramont is made in China by the Shanghai Volkswagen joint venture. The Atlas is made in the United States for the North American market. According to the news the Teramont is the VW Cross Blue concept’s production version. This is a large seven seat SUV. It will be positioned between the imported Touareg and locally made Tiguan L.
The Volkswagen Teramont will make its public debut on the Guangzhou in November. It will be launched in the Chinese market very soon. The Teramont will be available with three engine options. First is TFSI 2.0 with 320NM and 186 HP. Second is TFSI 2.0 with 350 NM and 220 HP. And the third one is very interesting TFSI V6 2.5 litre with 500 NM and 299 HP. The 2.0 engines are locally made and the V6 2.5 is imported from Germany.
These engines are connected to the 7 speed DCT that sends power to the four wheels through Volkswagen all wheel drive 4Motion system. The V6 will be designated ‘V6 530’. The Atlas will have TFSI 2.0 with 238 HP and V6 3.6 litre with 280 HP. These two are connected to a 8 speed automatic. The main competitors of the Volkswagen Teramont will be Toyota Highlander and the Ford Edge.