2021 Volkswagen Talagon Unveiled In China Based On MQB Evo Platform

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At the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, Volkswagen revealed the Talagon, as its newest SUV. Volkswagen Talagon is powered by FAW-VW and was previewed two years earlier by the SMV Concept, which featured a slightly revised version.

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The Talagon is VW's largest SUV ever, measuring 5,152 mm long, 2,002 mm wide, and 1,795 mm thick. It is much larger than the Atlas. The Talagon is built on the MQB Evo platform, which underpins the VW Group's compact cars such as the new Golf, Skoda Octavia, Seat Leon, and Audi A3, but it has the same wheelbase as the Atlas.

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Six or seven adults will sit inside, depending on the configuration, and apart from the three-spoke steering wheel that seems to be somewhat similar to the Atlas/Teramont, the two models don't share anything inside. For one thing, the Talagon's dashboard has a more futuristic look, with a floating big infotainment panel next to a digital instrument cluster. The center console is also different, and the example shown was dressed in leather with contrast stitching.

The VW Talagon is powered by a 2.5-liter V6 engine mated to a DSG transmission and 4Motion all-wheel drive system. At the time of publishing, VW had drawn the line here, though the Chinese media still references a 2.0-liter turbo engine.

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