SPORTING A FACELIFT AND IMPRESSIVE NEW FEATURES, THE 2021 VW TERAMONT IS SET TO MAKE WAVES IN THE MIDSIZED SUV SEGMENT.
Volkswagen is a brand that holds a worldwide reputation for producing outstanding motor vehicles. The VW Beatle, the VW Polo, the VW Golf and the VW Tiguan are all proud creations of this massively successful automobile manufacturer. This month, thanks to the amazing team at Volkswagen Bahrain, OHLALA got the opportunity to test drive the new and improved VW Teramont, a vehicle that has recently received a stylish facelift.
Available in seven different colours, the 2021 VW Teramont exudes an air of confidence with its large frame and classy finishes. With a length of over five metres, a width of almost two metres and a height of more than 1.7m, the VW Teramont is the largest SUV in the Volkswagen family. Although this updated model maintains the same foundation as the previous generation, there are many new features that elevate it above its predecessor. The newly designed grille sits smartly at the front end of the Teramont, housing the globally recognised VW badge. The front diffuser now sits slightly lower on the vehicle and sports a fashionable silver lip.
The front bumper has also been redesigned and, along with new IQ.Light, full-LED headlamps and fog lights, gives the car a contemporary feel. The neat lines of the flanks draw the eye effortlessly from front to rear, with the silver roof rails and striking design of the 20-inch alloy wheels adding to the modern look of the vehicle. At the back end, an updated rear bumper, with IQ.Light and full-LED taillamps, finishes off the Teramont in style. We were fortunate enough to test drive a model with the coveted Highline trim. Inside this version you will find a clean and functional environment that has a premium feel to it.
The driver’s 10-way adjustable and front passenger’s eight-way adjustable, ventilated power seats, in leather, offer an abundance of both comfort and support. The next generation steering wheel, also in leather, is well designed and feels great in hand. The driver’s controls have been positioned for optimal ergonomics, providing the most efficient driving environment possible.
An eight-inch Touch Adaptable Infotainment System along with a Volkswagen Digital Cockpit 10-inch display, both offer easy accessibility to the vehicle’s various functions and information. A three-zone Climatronic AC and a panoramic sunroof will ensure you and your family are always kept cool and comfy. Customers can opt for either Highline or the prestigious R-Line trim, which can be ordered accordingly.
“The 2021 VW Teramont exudes an air of confidence with its large frame and classy finishes.”
The three rows of seating provide space for up to seven people to sit comfortably in this SUV, with both rows in the back allowing for customisable seating arrangements. An innovative folding mechanism for the second row offers easy entrance and exit room on both sides by enabling the second-row bench to tilt and slide forward, even with a child seat in place.
Being a family-orientated car, the Teramont provides plenty of charging points, cup holders and storage space throughout the vehicle to keep everyone happy. The luggage compartment offers 583 litres of storage, a capacity that can be increased up to 2,741 litres when both rear rows of seating are folded flat. Performance wise, our Teramont boasts a 3.6-litre FSI, six-cylinder petrol engine that produces 3,597CC, 280hp and 360Nm of torque. The power of this well-constructed engine, along with the eight-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic, enables this SUV to accelerate from 0-100km/h in 8.1 seconds and offer a top speed of 190km/h.
Not too shabby for a car weighing in at almost two tonnes. Add the 4Motion AllWheel Drive system combined with responsive braking to the equation, and you have one very capable vehicle. This setup provides the convenience of an automatic with the hands-on sportiness of a manual transmission.
Adding to the family-friendly factor of the new Teramont is the abundance of safety features fitted to safeguard you and your loved ones. An automatic post collision braking system, three-point seatbelts for all seats, side-curtain head protection airbags covering all three rows, along with the car’s reinforced safety cage construction, provide a safe environment for all occupants.
Electronic safety systems include an anti-lock braking system, electronic stability control, lane assist, park assist, blind spot monitor with rear traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and so much more. All-in-all, we found the new VW Teramont to be a good-looking, modern and versatile vehicle.
For more information and to book a test drive of your own, please call Volkswagen Bahrain on 1745 9977.