Teramont Will Get up to 280HP

Volkswagen released a new video about its new Midsize SUV yesterday and in it they revealed that it will produce either 238hp or 280hp.

The Teramont-or-whatever will be getting 280hp out of the 3.6L V6, just like the Passat and the Touareg, which produce 258lb-ft and 266lb-ft of torque, respectively.

To make 238hp, meanwhile, it will use their ubiquitous 2.0L TSI unit. Interestingly, though, this will be the Volkswagen of America’s second most powerful application of the engine (only beaten by the Golf R with 292hp). That’s probably not surprising, though, given the size of the thing.

Though the body is still hidden under camouflage, the video does reveal that the Teramont-or-whatever will be more than 5 meters long (about 16 and a half feet).

The Teramont-or-whatever is Volkswagen’s attempt to play to Americans’ taste for big family SUVs. It will seat seven, have lots of cargo space, and come with all-wheel-drive.

This is an important car for Volkswagen, which is trying to convince the American market that it’s a full-line manufacturer. With the Teramont-or-whatever, the Golf Alltrack, and the Tiguan LWB, Volkswagen will look to offer more and more four-wheel-drive cars.