The production incarnation of the Volkswagen CrossBlue SUV concept first shown at Shanghai in 2013 is nearing introduction. Set to be called the Teramont, Volkswagen’s new seven-seater was recently spotted completely undisguised in China as reported by CarNewsChina.com.
According to the report, the Teramont will be positioned between the Tiguan and Touareg in the Volkswagen product hierarchy and is set to debut this November at the Los Angeles and Guangzhou motor shows.
Based upon the VW Group’s ubiquitous MQB modular platform, the Teramont will, for the Chinese market, be made available with a range of transverse-mounted engines consisting of a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol, 2.0-litre turbocharged hybrid, and 3.6-litre V6 petrol. Globally, it can be expected that VW will fit in any number of its vast range of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines wherever it sees fit.
Inside, cabin shots show an interior built to typical Volkswagen standards, which is to say it eschews flair in favour of elegant timelessness. There is the array of common switchgear from the MQB parts bin and the front passenger seat as additional seat adjustment controls accessible by rear passengers. Evidently, this is a car designed for chauffeur driving in mind.