Volkswagen has released official pictures of the Teramont, an all-new luxury SUV designed specifically for China. That said, this new offering is the Chinese version of the VW Atlas which is headed for the North American markets.
The Teramont and the Atlas may seem similar but there’s plenty to differentiate between the two. Whereas the Atlas is made in the US for the North American market, the Teramont is made in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture.
Underneath the large body, the Teramont will be offered with up to three engine options – a 2-litre TFSI with 186bhp or 220bhp and a 2.5-litre V6 developing 299bhp and 500Nm. While the TFSI engines will be locally made, the V6 will be imported from Germany. All cars will feature a 7-speed DSG and VW’s 4Motion all-wheel drive system.
More details on the Teramont will be revealed close to its public unveiling at the Guangzhou Auto Show in November. When launched, the Teramont will be positioned between the locally-made Tiguan L and the Touareg which is a full import.