The Auto Shanghai 2019 is in full swing, and you know what that means – a plethora of SUVs since people can’t get enough of them. Case in point, Volkswagen has an armada of high-riding vehicles on display to share the spotlight with the fully electric I.D. Roomzz. One of them is the SMV, which takes the shape of a huge SUV even larger than the Atlas or Teramont as it's known in China.
At 5.1 meters (201 inches) long, the SMV is slightly longer than the Atlas and is effectively the largest vehicle ever built on the MQB platform. It’s only a concept, but VW through its local joint venture with FAW has already confirmed it will have a production version on sale in China within the next two years. Buyers will get to pick from either an entry-level 2.0-liter TSI engine or a larger turbocharged 2.5-liter VR6 (no, not the Atlas’ naturally aspirated 3.6-liter VR6) reserved for the more expensive variants.