Volkswagen applies for VW T-Prime Concept GTE patent

Posted on: Oct 18, 2016 - 4:57pm IST

Volkswagen’s Auto China 2016 show-stopper appears in a patent application.

The VW T-Prime Concept GTE unveiled at Auto China 2016 previews Volkswagen’s future flagship, which will be unveiled in a few months.

VW T-Prime Concept GTE rendering front three quarters left side
The VW T-Prime previews an uber-luxurious flagship SUV that will be placed above the VW Touareg and the upcoming VW Atlas.

While some publications speculate that the SUV seen in these patent images could be the next-gen VW Touareg, on a second look, the SUV seems no different from the VW T-Prime Concept GTE. Volkswagen is simply securing the concept’s unique design by applying for the patent.

The VW T-Prime will be a full-size SUV positioned above the VW Atlas and VW Touareg. The VW Atlas is said to measure 5,039 mm in length, and the T-Prime Concept GTE is longer, with a length of 5,069 mm. The future Volkswagen SUV range will start with a Polo-class SUV, and include a Golf-based SUV, VW Tiguan/VW Tiguan LWB, VW Atlas, VW Touareg and the VW T-Prime at the tipping top.

VW T-Prime Concept GTE rendering rear three quarters
The VW T-Prime will likely be based on the MLB-Evo platform.

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The VW T-Prime will probably see its introduction after the next-gen VW Touareg which comes out next year. While U.S., Canada and China are potential markets for this model, it remains to be seen if the T-Prime becomes a global SUV for VW and penetrate Europe, Asia and Oceania.

VW T-Prime patent renderings

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