Spyshots: Volkswagen NMC Concept and 2015 Passat
Volkswagen had confirmed plans to bring in a new car into the market for China. And it seems that this new car is the one which was shown as New Midsize Coupe. This car was shown as a concept at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, and now, the first production ready spy shots of this car has surfaced in China. Along with this, there is another car as well, 2015 Passat was also spotted in China.
No details of the upcoming Midsize Coupe have been announced or when the company plans to introduce it into markets but it is slated to be developed on the Jetta platform for buyers in China. The model was spotted on test without any hint of camouflage where it was noted to possess integrated exhaust pipes, door mounted mirrors, some accents on its bumper and new tail light cluster graphics.
The upcoming midsize coupe will be shorter than the Jetta and wider than the Passat and could come in with a 2.0 liter four cylinder turbocharged engine belting out 220 hp peak power and mated to a dual clutch six speed transmission. With this engine on board the VW’s New Midsize Coupe’s acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph will be accomplished in 6.5 seconds.
Volkswagen’s Midsize coupe is in final stages of development and could be released into markets by the end of this year. Reports also suggest that the Midsize Coupe will be produced in China along with VW’s local joint venture Shanghai VW while for US markets the model will be produced at the company’s Mexico plant from 2016.
Spy Shots of VW NMC
Speaking about 2015 Passat, the car looks very similar to the existing Passat. But, in reality, it is very different as it is based on the MQB platform. Features of 2015 Passat include new front grille, new LED headlights, redesigned taillights, new rear bumper with chrome line. On the inside as well you see more chrome. The launch of this car is expected to take place later this year.
Spy Shots of 2015 VW Passat