The best Spy Shots so far of the upcoming long-wheelbase Volkswagen Tiguan, looking ready for its launch on the Chinese car market in October. We can now confirm it will be called Tiguan L, and that its wheelbase is extended by 11 centimeter.
Volkswagen is very strong in China but there is reason to worry about the future. They have been so busy adding ever more sedans to their Chinese lineup that they completely missed the SUV boom, resulting in a locally-made line with nine sedans, only one SUV, two hatchbacks, two wagons, and an MPV. Of these 16 cars a whopping 10 are made only for China: cars you cannot get unless you live there. Here they are:
This is the new Volkswagen Cross Santana for China, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in Q3, priced from 110.000 to 150.000 yuan. The Cross Santana is a cross-variant of the Gran Santana, which is a hatchback-wagon of the Santana sedan. The Cross Santana gets the usual cross treatment; black wheel arches, black cladding on the doors, skid pads, and roof rails to attach the canoe to.
New Spy Shots of a new Volkswagen SUV for China, most likely the production version of the Volkswagen CrossBlue concept. The new SUV will be positioned between the Tiguan and the Touareg, and should not be confused with the T-Prime Concept GTE, which previewed an SUV that will be positioned above the Touareg.
This is the new VolkswagenPhideon for China, looking sleek and even a bit sporty in silver. The Phideon is a China-only full-size sedan, it will be positioned between the Volkswagen Passat/Megotan and the Volkswagen Phaeton.
The production version of the of VolkswagenPhideon has been unveiled on the Beijing Auto Show, looking distinctive and stylish in light brown. The Phideon is a China-only full-size sedan, It will be positioned between the Volkswagen Passat/Megotan and the Volkswagen Phaeton.
This is the new Volkswagen Lamando GTS for China, ready for its public debut on the Beijing Auto Show on Monday. The Lamando GTS is a sporty variant of the already very sporty China-only Lamando coupe-sedan. It comes with a body kit, shiploads of GTS badges, a rear wing, and a juicy engine.
Volkswagen has released a flock of teasers of their new concept SUV that will debut next week on the Beijing Auto Show. The concept previews a new seven-seat SUV for China that will be positioned between the Tiguan and the Touareg, and launch on the Chinese car market in early 2017.