The market for XXL-size SUVs is booming in China and Volkswagen has been looking to compete in it for quite some time. Now, the brand has finally launched their contender for the segment in the form of the new Teramont.
The Teramont is exclusive to China and has been developed keeping local design tastes in consideration. It’s very similar to the US-spec Atlas, but is manufactured in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture.
The Teramont is available in three trim levels – the 330TSI, the 380TSI, and the 530TSI. The entry-level 330TSI gets a 2-litre turbo motor with 190bhp and 320nm. The 380TSI, meanwhile, gets a 2-litre turbo with 220bhp and 350nm. Lastly, the 530TSI features an entirely new 2.5-litre VR6 turbocharged engine with nearly 300bhp and a healthy 500Nm of torque.
The Teramont is being positioned between the locally-made Tiguan L and the Touareg which is a fully imported model in China. It competes with cars like the Toyota Highlander and the Ford Edge.