New Volkswagen Teramont Is China’s Atlas SUV

Unveiled on the same day as the North American Atlas, the Volkswagen Teramont is the brand’s local model for the Chinese market.

There are a few minor styling tweaks differentiating the two SUVs, but the most important detail is that the latter is made in the People’s Republic by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture, while the former is put together in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

According to China’s Auto Sina, the seven-seater SUV will be available with a 2.0-liter TFSI engine in two outputs – 186 HP and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque and 220 HP and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque, in addition to a German-made 2.5-liter V6. All units are available with a 7-speed DCT transmission, which is paired to a 4Motion AWD system.

Positioned between the Tiguan L and the Touareg, the new Volkswagen Teramont sits at 5,039 mm (198,4 in) long, 1,989 mm (78,3 in) wide and 1,773 mm (69,8 in) tall, with a 2,980 mm (117,3 in) wheelbase. The crossover will take on the Toyota Highlander and Ford Edge in China where prices are said to range from 300,000 yuan (equal to $44,000) to 450,000 yuan ($66,000).

Full details will be released next month during the 2016 Guangzhou Auto Show, where the new SUV will make its debut.


  • Jimbo

    Fat Dacia Duster. You cannot un-see it!

  • TheHake

    If it has a 530hp V6, I’ll have one.

    • Benjamin B.

      Or a V10 TDI, but that ship has sailed…

  • Toronado_II

    Look good !

  • MagicTH

    I like it, but the Atlas announcement said it was designed with US Buyers in mind…guess not “just” American buyers.

  • Wacky but the Chinese version looks better blinged out than the US, in a similar way their Passat does as well…

  • BGM

    This is a vehicle that Mao would approve for the cadres of the PRC communist party: the automotive equivalent of the Zhongshan suit.

  • vantageman1

    looks like they took the popuar midsize suvs and combined them into one styling exercise it looks like a frankstein of a grand cherokee, ford explorer and pilot

  • Benjamin B.

    Will the European continent and the UK get the US version? With a 2-liter TDI? V6 TDI? V8 or larger engine in a high performance version?

  • Poison_Eagle

    I’m really intrigued by the ‘German-made 2.5-litre V6’. I wonder if its used for domestic consumption, or if it’s an old Audi unit? Would be interested in the specs because I am a giant nerd.