Only One Of These New Volkswagens Might Come To America

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Which one do you prefer?

Volkswagen has brought a whole mess of new SUVs to the Shanghai Auto Show this year. The ID Roomz concept, among them, and the oversized SMV concept as well. But alongside them, the German automaker has also rolled out two more: one called (simply enough) the SUV Coupe Concept; the other, the Teramont X.

Pictured in blue and unveiled in white, the Volkswagen SUV Coupe Concept cuts a sporty profile, with taut muscular cues and a sloping rear roofline that'd look right at home on something like, say, the BMW X4.

Though billed as a concept, the SUV Coupe is already destined to go into production with FAW through one of several joint ventures in which Volkswagen participates in the Chinese market. We wouldn't hold our breath while waiting for it to transition to American showrooms just yet, though.

Slightly more likely is the Teramont X, essentially a version of the Atlas we get here (sold as the Teramont in China), but with a more rakish roofline and room for five inside (instead of seven). It looks similar to the Atlas Cross Sport concept that Volkswagen displayed the New York Auto Show last year.

The Teramont X will be produced starting early this summer via VW's other Chinese joint venture with SAIC. Technical details were not disclosed, but the orange show car (or truck, or whatever you want to call it) wears V6 and 4Motion badges.

As for its chances of making its way across the ocean to these shores, we can only speculate. But something tells us that if Volkswagen sees enough demand, it could offer a similar version of the Atlas in North America. So if you like the idea of a VW-badged crossover coupe, now's the time to stand up and make your voice heard.


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