More Atlas and steeper Touareg? VW is preparing the release of a new SUV

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More Atlas and steeper Touareg? VW is preparing the release of a new SUV

The German brand is preparing for the premiere of the serial embodiment of the concept from SMV. The main (if not the only) market for the large SUV will be China.

Located in China factory joint venture FAW Volkswagen has released the first sedan for the new model, the with on the event ceremony, published a local edition Autohome. The body itself is hidden behind the screen, mounted above the screen tells us that he is white. The model name is not revealed, known only to the internal index of the project is VW416. However, the Chinese media believe that this is a big crossover, harbinger of which is the concept of SMV – show in April of last year.

Meanwhile, in January 2020, the network appeared the patent image of the new SUV FAW Volkswagen, according to which, the production model is almost fully retained the design of the prototype. The cross is built on the platform MQB, size he is likely the same as the SMV: length of a concept exceeds a 5.1 metre wheelbase – “about 3 meters”. For comparison, the length of VW Teramont is 5039 mm, wheelbase of 2980 mm. by the Way, for China Termont also produced locally, but his production corresponds to a different joint venture of SAIC and Volkswagen.

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The interior of the prototype and solved, but the ubiquitous photospin have time to look into the interior of the test sample, of the features of the two – storey centre console, made in the form of a single line air vents and a small joystick instead of the traditional gear lever. Probably, the crossover will be offered in three-row versions.

According to preliminary data, the engines will go with the Chinese Teramont: is petrol “turboservice” 2.0 turbo and V6 2.5. Tramonta the first engine produces 186 or 220 HP, the second – 299 HP, both combined with seven-speed robotized gearbox. As Teramont, the new crossover will certainly be four-wheel drive versions.

Profile some Chinese media believe that the new FAW-Volkswagen will be more expensive platform Teramont. The latest today is from 299 900 yuan, equivalent to about 42 200 dollars at the current exchange rate. The sales of a new crossover must be received before the end of the year, but it is not known if he chooses outside of the PRC.

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