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.
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.
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.