Volkswagen has set the Shanghai Auto Show this year on fire with the release of its Talagon SUV. The German brand felt the need to release more SUVs in its range into China.
It’s fair to say this might have prompted them to use the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show as an ideal platform to unveil their biggest SUV yet. Unfortunately, it will be only sold in China. At least for now.
The Talagon features FAW-VW behind where it is sitting at the car show display area in China. It was reportedly reviewed 2 years ago by SMV concept, offering an updated design while retaining its overall footprint.
The Volkswagen Talagon SUV features a length of 202.8 inches, width of 78.8 inches and height of 70.7 inches. Considering that it is the biggest high-rider from VW, it is longer by 4.4-inch, 0.5-inch wider and taller by 0.6-inch than the Volkswagen Atlas, sold in China as Teramont.
Talagon and Atlas share a similar wheelbase of 117.3 inches. This feat makes it more laudable since the Talagon is based on the MQB Evo platform, the bedrock of the compact lineup of the company.
Depending on arrangement, the SUV can accommodate up to 7 people. It features a 3-spoke steering wheel also seen on Volkswagen Atlas. The Talagon features a more modern dashboard design, massive infotainment screen, sitting next to the information cluster. The center console is now clothed in leather with contrast piping and stitching.
Volkswagen Talagon is expected to offer different engines, including a V6 2.5-liter powertrain mated to a DSG transmission and 4Motion all-wheel drive system. More powerful engines are also in view.