The latest news on the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture in China

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Spy Shots: Volkswagen brings the Flagship to China

December 31, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Volkswagen brings the Flagship to China

Spectacular Spy Shots of the new Volkswagen Passat Flagship, and extra luxurious variant of the Passat for the Chinese market. ‘Flagship’ (Qijian) is a very common name for the top trim level in China, like ‘DeLuxe’ or ‘Prestige’. But it is very rare that the name is visible on the car, and this is the very first time an automaker uses the English translation. The badge is located on the front fender next to the door.

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Spy Shots: Volkswagen CrossBlue SUV testing in China

December 8, 2015 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Volkswagen CrossBlue SUV testing in China

Spectacular Spy Shots of the production version of the Volkswagen CrossBlue SUV, seen here testing in China disguised with an Audi Q7-style body shell. The CrossBlue will be manufactured in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture. Production is set to start in 2017.

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Spy Shots: Volkswagen Lamando GTS testing in China

December 1, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Volkswagen Lamando GTS testing in China

The very first Spy Shots of the Volkswagen Lamdo GTS testing in China. The Lamando GTS is an extra speedy variant of the sporty China-only Volkswagen Lamando sedan. The GTS will get speedy bumpers, a speedy grille, racy alloys and big wheels, a speedy spoiler on the boot lid, and more power.

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Volkswagen Touran L unveiled on the Guangzhou Auto Show

November 23, 2015 by Joey Wang

Volkswagen Touran L unveiled on the Guangzhou Auto Show

The new Volkswagen Touran L was unveiled on the Guangzhou Auto Show in China. It is called L to differentiate it from the last-generation Touran, which will continue to be sold on the Chinese market, alongside the Touran L. The Touran L is not stretched or extended, it has the same wheelbase (2791) and length (4527) as the European version.

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Volkswagen C Coupe GTE will launch in China in 2017

October 19, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Volkswagen C Coupe GTE will launch in China in 2017

The production version of the Volkswagen C Coupe GTE has been delayed. Earlier on we heard it would hit the market this December, but the latest news indicates it will only arrive in early 2017. Volkswagen is too busy with diesel engines we bet. But she has a name now: the C Coupe GTE will be called ‘Hui Dao’, best translated as ‘Shining Road’.

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Transporting Iron Rods in a Volkswagen Touran in China

October 9, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Transporting Iron Rods in a Volkswagen Touran in China

A brown Volkswagen Touran MPV, Spotted in China on the endless Fifth Ring Road in Beijing by Reader Lao Wei, thank you for the pictures! The Touran is transporting a bunch of iron rods, in a rather wuzzy way: on an over the front seats, with the rods popping out of the window by about half a meter.

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Volkswagen C Coupe GTE will launch in China in December

July 14, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Volkswagen C Coupe GTE will launch in China in December

The production version of the Volkswagen C Coupe GTE will be launched on the Chinese car market in December. The C Coupe GTE debuted in concept form on the Shanghai Auto Show in April. It will be positioned between the Volkswagen Passat/Megotan and the upcoming all-new Volkswagen Phaeton.

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First images of the Volkswagen New Lavida for China

July 9, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

First images of the Volkswagen New Lavida for China

Volkswagen has released the first images of the ‘New Lavida’, which is marketing speak for a facelift for the immensely successful China-only Volkswagen Lavida series. The new facelifted Lavida will be launched on the Chinese car market late this month. The facelift includes a new grille, new headlights, new taillights, and new bumpers.

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Volkswagen Santana Variant is a white low rider in China

March 13, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Volkswagen Santana Variant is a white low rider in China

A wondrous white Volkswagen Santana Variant, Spotted in China in the Lido area in Beijing. The workhorse wagon is hipnefied by a virgin white paint job, a badass body kit darkened windows, lowered suspension for low riding, and beautiful racy BBS alloys.

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Volkswagen Lamando launched on the Chinese auto market

January 11, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Volkswagen Lamando launched on the Chinese auto market

The new Volkswagen Lamando has been launched on the Chinese auto market, seen here in tasty brown at a Volkswagen dealer in China. Price starts at 145.900 yuan and ends at 213.900 yuan. The Lamando, formerly known as the Volkswagen NMC, is a sporty CC model based on the MQB platform, the same platform that also underpins the Volkswagen Golf 7.

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