Based on the VW Group’s MQB platform, the SUV looks butch with an upright stance inspired by Volkswagen’s full-size Atlas/Teramont SUV
Volkswagen has revealed its new global midsize SUV in China recently. Co-developed by Volkswagen’s Chinese subsidiary and its partner, SAIC (China’s largest automaker), the new midsize SUV will be VW’s first China-developed offering to be sold globally. SAIC-Volkswagen is yet to come up with a name for this new SUV but the near-production prototype is known as ‘Powerful Family SUV’.
Volkswagen has just showcased the exterior of the new offering and its interior and technical specifications are yet to be revealed. Built on the VW Group’s MQB (Modularer Quer Baukasten a.k.a Modular Transverse Matrix) platform, it shares its underpinnings with a lot of vehicles under the VW Group such as the Skoda Karoq, Kodiaq, VW Tiguan, Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Passat and Audi A3. It is expected to be pretty identical to the Skoda Karoq dimensionally, which is also a midsize SUV, and will rival the Jeep Compass globally, including India.
Pictured: Skoda Karoq
Pictured: Volkswagen Atlas
The new Volkswagen SUV looks like a miniature version of Volkswagen’s full-size SUV, the Atlas/Teramont, which is sold in China (Teramont) and the USA (Atlas). In fact, in China, the Teramont is also produced by SAIC-Volkswagen.
Up front, the new mid-size SUV features an upright stance with a wide grille which is closely flanked by full-LED headlamps. Visually, it makes the SUV look wider than it actually is.
There’s a prominent, sharp character line that runs from the headlamps to the tail lamps. The SUV rides on dual-tone machined wheels on 225/50 cross-section 18-inch tyres.
At the rear, the boxy theme continues just like the Atlas/Teramont (check out the picture below).
The unnamed upcoming SUV packs split wrap-around LED tail lamps, a subtle integrated spoiler and dual-tone bumper with faux skid plate and twin exhaust tips.
Check out more info about the new VW SUV, including its expected footprints and possible Indian marker introduction here: Volkswagen’s Jeep Compass-Rival SUV To Debut In China In August 2018
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