Almost everything is known about the upcoming three-row Volkswagen crossover SUV at this point–everything except its name and what the front, rear, and interior look like.
That changes today courtesy of leaked photos of the new vehicle via Auto Sina.
Said to be named the Teramont, the design of the new VW utility vehicle clearly is in line with the 2013 CrossBlue concept. Completely free of camouflage, we see the front end is chunky with dual-level headlights which are bisected by a chrome bar.
Inside the crossover SUV is nearly identical to the CrossBlue concept with big knobs, a large touchscreen infotainment system, and in this particular model, what appears to be wood trim.
A V-6 badge can be seen, which likely means there’s a 3.6-liter V-6 under the hood. A turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 will be the base engine, and a plug-in hybrid is expected at some point. While a diesel-powered model was planned, you probably shouldn’t hold your breath.
Based on the flexible MQB platform found in the smaller Golf and other Volkswagens, the new crossover is aimed at the value-oriented family crowd. Competitors will include the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Dodge Durango, and Ford Explorer.
With the bevy of spy shots, an early ride event, and now this leak, you can expect a debut later this year or early next–possibly as soon as the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.