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SAIC VW Tharu, with two engines optional, is to sale in Nov.

From:Internet Info Agency 2018-09-29 18:00:48

At the Volkswagen brand SUV Strategy Release Conference held in this March, The Tharu, SAIC Volkswagen's new compact SUV, was officially released. Then, at the Chengdu Auto Show in August, SAIC Volkswagen announced the Chinese name of the car, “Tu Yue”. On September 28, IIA received the actual car from SAIC Volkswagen. This new car whose design is inspired by the Teramont is expected to be officially introduced to the market in this November, and will become the successor to the Tiguan Silk Road edition after its launch.

The front end of the Tharu adopts a number of design similar to that of the Teramont, such as the hood with the same raised platform and lines. The standard LED headlights are connected to the exquisite horizontal grille, and the lower grille is trapezoidal. In addition, slightly raised LED headlights, the silvery shield that matched with black enclosure on the lower grille, trim strips on the grille and the delicate fog light on both sides all highlight the strong and tough characteristics of the new car.

The Tharu is 4,453mm in length, 1, 841mm in width, and 1,632 mm in height, while the wheelbase stands at 2,688 mm. The lines on both sides are quite smooth which extends to the taillights, and the combination with the door line is shaped like a combination of arrows and bows. The 18-inch wheel is designed in a two-color, providing a strong sense of dynamism.

The Tharu's rear design uses the Spoon Cut, an integrated sheet-metal cutting process of which Volkswagen is proud. The parallel horizontal lines create a clean and sleek rear. The new car family-style LED taillights are sharp and dynamic, with lines extending to the outreach, further emphasizing the horizontal design concept. Chrome trims, cross-width reflectors, silvery guards, and exquisite double-sided exhaust pipes bring a visual feast.

The interior is still in the same VW style. The style and position of the center console are quite similar to the new generation of the LaVida, but the ingenuity is that a storage slot was set at the top of the center console. In addition, the new car is equipped with a panoramic sunroof with an area of 1.17 square meters.

In terms of power, the Tharu will be equipped with 1.4T and 2.0T turbocharged engines. Among them, the 2.0T engine has a rated power of 137 kW matched with the DQ381 7WDCT, and is equipped with a 4Motion intelligent 4WD system. The 1.4T engine is rated at 110 kW and is equipped with a 7DCT.

Editor:Xi Xiaolin

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