Volkswagen unveils the Talagon as its largest SUV
A very large treat reserved for China
As a rule, manufacturers adapt their models to suit the market. In the US, for example, it is essential to have a range of large vehicles in the line-up. However, Volkswagen created a surprise at the Shanghai Motor Show by revealing the huge Talagon, an SUV even bigger than the already bulky Atlas.
Aesthetically speaking, it's pure Volkswagen. The Russian doll technique is repeated to perfection, so that it becomes very difficult to recognize the different SUVs of the German manufacturer. The Talagon has a massive, vertical front end with a large grille into which the headlights are integrated.
The profile is extremely classic and highlights the colossal dimensions of the vehicle. The latest model is 5.15 m long, 1.80 m high, 2.00 m wide and has a gigantic wheelbase of 2.98 m worthy of a limousine! Curiously, the boot capacity has not been revealed.
The rear section features a light strip like the recent ID.4 and ID.6 electric SUVs. The dashboard uses the Golf's screens on a more specific piece of furniture with a floating central console and ambient lighting on the passenger side. Volkswagen did not specify the equipment of the Talagon.
On the technical side, however, we know what to expect. The large SUV will have a variety of engines, including a 2.5-litre V6 petrol developing 300 PS and 500 Nm of torque for the top of the range version. This powertrain is paired with the DSG7 gearbox and 4Motion all-wheel drive. The Volkswagen Talagon will only be sold in China.