This is the new Volkswagen Lamando for the Chinese car market
Published on September 26, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the new Volkswagen Lamando, looking very sleek and sporty in white. The China-only Volkswagen Lamando will be launched on the Chinese auto market in November, price will start around 180.000 yuan or 29.000 USD. The Lamando debuted last month on the Chengdu Auto Show. Chinese name is Ling Du (凌渡).
The Lamando is based on the MQB platform, the same platform that also underpins the Volkswagen Golf 7. It will be manufactured in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture. The Lamando is developed mainly to attack the mighty popular Mercedes-Benz CLA. The CLA is currently imported into China but will be made locally by the Beijing-Benz joint venture in the near future.
At launch the Lamando will be available with two engines: a 150hp 1.4 TSI turbo and a 180hp 1.8 TSI turbo, both mated to a seven-speed DSG. White car on pics is a 1.8 TSI. In 2015 a 210hp 2.0 TSI turbo will joint the line up.
She got the look, she got the power.
Subtle wing on the back. Exhaust pipes a tad on the small side.