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Volkswagen New Passat Listed & Priced in China

April 18, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The NMS Passat is made in China by the Shanghai-VW joint venture and called New Passat. It was launched yesterday two days before the start of the Shanghai Auto Show. Engines: 1.8 TSI, 2.0 TSI and 3.0 V6. Price starts at 218.800 yuan and ends at 310.800 yuan. See below for details. The New Passat will compete with cars a the Guangzhou-Toyota Camry, the Guangzhou-Honda Accord, the Dongfeng-Nissan Teana and the Shanghai-GM Buick Lacrosse.

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Volkswagen New Passat to get a V6 in China

April 17, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The NMS Passat is made in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture and will be sold as ‘New Passat’. Volkswagen has, well had, a little suprise left for the New Passat’s debut at the Shanghai Auto Show next week. Until now Volkswagen said the engines for China would be all four-cylinders; the 1.8 and 2.0. But the 3.0 will be available as well, one example was spotted on Volkswagen’s booth in Shanghai.

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A Shanghai-VW New Passat seen on the Streets in China

April 12, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Volkswagen makes three Passats in China. 1. the old B5 ‘Passat Lingyu’ by Shanghai-VW. 2. the B7 ‘Magotan’ by FAW-VW. 3. the new one: the ‘American’ NMS ‘New Passat’ by Shanghai VW. The B7 Magotan and the New Passat will both debut at the Shanghai Auto Show next week. Cars on pic are the first real live shots of the New Passat and there is a small suprise:

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Volkswagen New Passat for China Priced

April 8, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The North American Passat, or NMS, will be made in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture and sold as ‘New Passat’ to make a clear difference between the old B5 Passat Lingyu that is made by the same joint venture.

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China’s Volkswagen New Passat in the Flesh

March 25, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

China's Volkswagen New Passat

The very first live-shots of the Volkswagen New Passat, basically the same car as the ‘MMS’ American Passat. The Volkswagen New Passat will be made in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture, it will debut at the Shanghai Auto Show next month. Engines: 1.4, 1.8 and 2.0, all TSI.

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First Pics: Shanghai-Volkswagen New Passat

March 21, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Shanghai-Volkswagen New Passat China

Volkswagen will launch the ‘New Passat’ at the Shanghai Auto Show in April. It is the same car as the American Passat and will be made in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture.

Volkswagen now makes three Passats in China: this New Passat, the Passat Lingyu (Shanghai-Volkswagen) and the European B6 Passat called Magotan in China (with FAW-VW). The last one will be replaced by the Passat/Magotan B7, to debut at the Shanghai Auto Show as well.

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New Volkswagen Passat to debut at the Shanghai Auto Show

February 21, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The new and cheap ‘American Passat’, fka MMS, will be made in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture. The Passat will debut at the Shanghai Auto Show in April and will be listed in May.

Engines for the Chinese market: 1.4 TSI, 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TSI. The more expensive European Passat, called Magotan in China, will continue as a seperate model. Some reports in Chinese media suggest the 1.4 TSI engine is delayed for a yet unknown reason, we’ll keep you posted on that one.

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New Volkswagen Passat to be Listed in China in May

February 3, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The new ‘American’ Passat soon won’t be just for America anymore. It will be made in China by Volkswagen’s joint venture with Shanghai Auto and it will be listed in May. Engines for the Chinese market: 1.4 TSI, 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TSI. The European Passat, called Magotan in China, will continue. The new Passat however will likely mean the end for the old Passat Lingyu (B5) that is still rolling off the line in Shanghai today.