The car is expected to be the largest SUV in the Volkswagen line-up, however will initially only be sold in China.
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A production variant of the Volkswagen SMV concept has been spied without camouflage in China, where the large seven-seater SUV will come onto the market in 2021, according to Chinese website Autohome.

The car is built on the MQB platform, and represents the longest SUV in the Volkswagen range at 5100mm.

Images of the interior – which has not yet been revealed in detail by the German manufacturer – show a deviation from other vehicles in the line-up.

A large centre console can be seen protruding from the dashboard, while the air conditioning vents have been moved downward from where they are positioned in the Touareg, Tiguan, and Atlas.

The initial concept was unveiled at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show as the SMV, alongside the Volkswagen e-Lavida, Polo Plus, I.D. Roomzz Concept, SUV Coupé Concept, and Teramont X.

Taking engine options from the mid-sized Atlas (sold as the Teramont in China), the SMW will likely be offered with a 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder producing 136kW/320Nm or 162kW/350Nm, depending of the variant, or a 2.5-litre turbo V6 offering 220kW/500Nm.

Volkswagen's '4Motion' all-wheel-drive and seven-speed DSG will also likely feature as standard.

However, being a product of the FAW-Volkswagen partnership, it is unlikely the vehicle will be offered outside of China in the near future.


The Volkswagen SMV Concept