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Spy Shots: new Volkswagen Magotan is Almost Ready for China

March 16, 2016 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: new Volkswagen Magotan is Almost Ready for China

Spy Shots of the new Volkswagen Magotan for China. It will debut on the Beijing Auto Show next month and launch on the Chinese car market in July. The Magotan is a China-only sedan based on the Volkswagen Passat B8.

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Spy Shots: 2015 Volkswagen Passat B8 is Naked in China

April 29, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: 2015 Volkswagen Passat B8 is Naked in China

The first spy shots in the world showing the 2015 Volkswagen Passat B8 completely naked without any camouflage. The 2015 Volkswagen Passat B8 will have its worldwide debut on the Paris Auto Show in October. The vehicle on the photos is the Chinese version with a ten centimeter longer wheelbase.

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Spy Shots: B8 Volkswagen Passat Variant testing in China

January 5, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: B8 Volkswagen Passat Variant testing in China

Chinese media say these are pictures from the B8 Volkswagen Passat Variant. The B8 Volkswagen Passat will be based on a new MQB platform and will be launched internationally in early 2014.

The current Passat B7 sedan is made in China, called Magotan, by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture. The B7 variant is currently imported. The fact that the B8 Variant appears in China so early might indicate Volkswagen is planning to build it in China too.

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Volkswagen Magotan is matte purple in China

December 31, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Volkswagen Magotan is matte purple in China

Here we have a freakin’ Volkswagen Magotan wrapped in matte purple, seen on the China International Auto Parts Expo (CIAPE) in Beijing. The vehicle is further prettied up by a matte black grille, matte black alloys, blacked-out windows, matte black strips above the front lamps, led-lights next to the fog lights, matte black mirrors and fake British license plates. We Mag! Read more »

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Chengdu Auto Show: Volkswagen Magotan Alltrack launched in China

September 1, 2012 by W.E. Ning

Chengdu Auto Show: Volkswagen Magotan Alltrack launched in China

Volkswagen has launched the Magotan Alltrack (Passat) on the Chinese car market during the Chengdu Auto Show. Price starts at 361.800 yuan and ends at 412.100 yuan. Only available engine is the 2.0 TSI.  The Alltrack will be imported into China just like the Magotan Wagon where it is based on.

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Volkswagen Magotan Alltrack will hit the China auto market in September

August 19, 2012 by Joey Wang

Volkswagen Magotan Alltrack will hit the China auto market in September

The Volkswagen Magotan Alltrack, know in the rest of the world as the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack, debuted in April at the Beijing Auto Show. It will be launched on the China auto market in early September.

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Spy Shots: Volkswagen Magotan Blue Motion will get 1.4TSI in China

July 25, 2012 by Joey Wang

Volkswagen Magotan Blue Motion

New spy shots from the Volkswagen Magotan Blue Motion in China. Earlier on we heard the Blue Motion would be powered by a 1.6 diesel, which we thought strange because diesel engines for passenger cars are forbidden in most Chinese cities, no matter how ‘clean’ they are. Chinese media report today that the diesel is out, in comes the 131hp 1.4TSI patrol, which sure is a better engine.

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Spy Shots: Volkswagen Magotan Blue Motion in China

March 19, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Volkswagen Magotan Blue Motion in China

New spy shots from the Volkswagen Magotan Blue Motion in China. The Magotan is basically a Passat B7 stretched by ten centimeters in the middle and therefore called B7L. Interestingly the Blue Motion will be powered by a 1.6 TDI diesel engine, while diesels are forbidden in most Chinese cities. Volkswagen possibly got an exception, otherwise it is very unlikely they would offer the Blue Motion in the first place.

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Volkswagen New Magotan Variant listed & priced in China

December 11, 2011 by W.E. Ning

Volkswagen New Magotan Variant

The Volkswagen New Magotan Variant has been officially listed on the China car market. Price starts at 324.800 yuan and ends at 374.800 yuan. The New Magotan Variant is a rebadged Volkswagen Passat B7 Variant.

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Spy Shots: Volkswagen Magotan V6 to Arrive soon

September 6, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The new Volkswagen Magotan (Passat B7L) debuted in July. Until now the Magotan is only available with two engines, the 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TSI. That however will change soon with the arrival of the Magotan V6 which will be listed soon.

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