The internet has once again broken down the walls surrounding Volkswagen’s upcoming three-row crossover, which some believe might be called the “Teramont”.
As with the previous images we showed you, these too come from China, this time from Autohome. They are totally free of camouflage, and further validate our initial impression that Volkswagen has kept faithful to the original Crossblue study that made its debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
The same sources claim to have acquired an official diagram of the Chinese-specification model’s dimensions, which should be identical to the international market version that will be built and sold in North America from early next year.
According to this paper, the crossover has a similar footprint to the Audi Q7 at 5,039mm (198.4 in.) long, 1,989mm (78.3 in.) wide, 1,773mm (69.8 in.) tall, with a 2,980mm (117.3 in.) wheelbase. In comparison, the new Audi Q7 measures 5,052mm (198.9 in.) long, 1,968mm (77.5 in.) wide, 1,741mm tall (68.5 in.), with a 2,994mm (117.9 in.) wheelbase.
While promising Q7 levels of space, VW’s crossover will be equipped and priced to go after more modest, full-size, three-row models starting from the low-$30,000 range like Chevy’s Traverse, Ford’s Explorer, Honda’s Pilot, Hyundai’s Santa Fe and Mazda’s CX-9.
From the tailgate badging, we see that the Chinese market model will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline (TSI) engine, and which will likely hold true for the North American version that might also get a gasoline V6 and later on, a plug-in hybrid four-cylinder variant as well, along with a choice of front or 4Motion all-wheel drive versions.
Part of the company’s plan to increase sales and move past its diesel emissions scandal in North America, the MQB-platform based crossover will be built at VW’s Chattanooga plant in Tennessee.