Volkswagen just announced the launch of the Teramont SUV in the Middle East. Interestingly, the German automotive firm confirmed the Teramont for Middle East but will not offer it in Europe, its home market.

The Volkswagen Teramont is called the Atlas in North American markets and arrives from the VW’s Asian market where it was unveiled nearly two years ago. However, unlike the Asian model, the units of this SUV earmarked for the Middle East will be assembled in Chattanooga, Tennessee, alongside the Passat for the U.S. “Welcoming the Teramont to our market is a delight, as we are confident this car will be perfect for this location”, commented Andrew Savvas, VW’s Middle East Director. “Size matters, especially for families in this region and this is exactly what we offer now.”

The 7-seater SUV is cavernous on the inside and is also fully loaded with safety and comfort/convenience features.

The Volkswagen Teramont is 5,037mm long, 1,979mm wide, and 1,768mm tall. It can seat up to seven passengers. The boot can swallow between 583 to 2,741 litres of luggage depending on how many seats are being used. Volkswagen hasn’t fully revealed the details of the SUV destined for the Middle East, but confirmed that all variants will be fitted with the brand’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system. It also comes with a wide selection of safety and driver assistance systems such as Automatic distance Control, Emergency Brake Assistant, Collision Warning, and Blind Spot Detection. Finally, Parking Assist is also a convenient feature the Teramont benefits from.

Volkswagen’s Middle East website shows two engines for the Teramont on offer, the first being a 2.0-litre, turbocharged inline-four TSI motor that makes 235hp and 350Nm. The other engine on offer is a 3.6-litre V6 good for 276hp and 361Nm. It remains to be seen which of these engines if any, would Volkswagen offer with the SUV in the Middle East.

Finer details and launch date of the Volkswagen Teramont are yet to emerge, and so is the price chart. We will update the status here as we come to find out more about the full-size SUV.