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Leaked: first Photo of the Volkswagen NMC

Published on August 22, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Leaked: first Photo of the Volkswagen MNC

This is the first leaked-official photo of the new China-only Volkswagen NMC, looking a bit more boring than we hoped. The Volkswagen NMC, or New Midsize Coupe, debuted as a concept on the Beijing Auto Show in April. The production version will debut on the Chengdu Auto Show in September and launch on the Chinese car market in early 2015.

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The NMC at the Beijing Auto Show.

The Volkswagen NMC is a sporty CC model based on the Volkswagen Jetta (called Sagitar in China), developed to attack the mighty popular Mercedes-Benz CLA. The NMC will be manufactured in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture. Power will come from 1.4 TSI and 2.0 TSI four-cylinder petrol engines, both mated to a seven-speed DSG. Price on the China car market will start around 180.000 yuan or 29.000 USD.

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