The Talagon is the largest ever vehicle to take a seat down down on VW’s MQB platform, and or now not it is on hand with a turbocharged VR6
The Shanghai Auto Expose is now underway, which procedure all forms of standard and extremely fair appropriate Chinese market exclusives are emerging. Skoda, to illustrate, is showcasing the long-wheelbase Octavia Pro we regarded at a number of weeks ago, whereas at the stand of sister keep Volkswagen, there’s the Talagon.
Fragment of what VW dubs an “SUV offensive in China,” the Talagon is the largest vehicle to ever be basically basically based completely on VW Team’s broadly damaged-down ‘MQB’ platform. It’s over 5.1 metres long, two metres wide and 1.8 metres mountainous. Most attention-grabbing of all is what it is possible you’ll maybe well maybe possess below the bonnet.
You may maybe well maybe presumably – surprise surprise – possess one of two EA888 inline-four turbo engines, one producing 183bhp and the quite loads of 217. They’re badged as ‘330 TSI’ and ‘380 TSI’. Alternatively, it is possible you’ll maybe well maybe possess the ‘530 V6’, and positive, that entails a VR6.
Regarded as deceased in most parts of the arena, the legendary narrow-perspective ‘V6’ has been ticking along successfully in China for a transient time now. The Talagon’s exiguous brother, the Terramont (a Chinese market version of the Atlas), already makes exhaust of the the same 2.5-litre turbo version of the engine.
The ‘E390 DPKA’ engine functions a single Mitsubishi Heavy Industries turbocharger, making for a wholesome 295bhp and 369lb feet of torque. Admire the inline-fours on hand in the Talagon, it’s only on hand with a seven-tempo ‘DSG’ twin-take hang of transmission.
A 3.0-litre version of this VR6 engine change into as soon as at one level mooted for the Arteon R. VW even built a number of circa-400bhp Arteon prototypes with the unit, but in the highest, the manufacturing vehicle change into as soon as given an EA888. The reason? To defend the emissions decide down, and to invent the vehicle lighter and therefore more agile.
A shame, but decades in due course ought to you’ll be in a position to retract an Arteon R and an ex-Teramont turbo VR6 for peanuts, with a exiguous bit of luck anyone will be brave enough to invent an engine transplant.