Patent Applied: production version of the Volkswagen NMC pops up in China
Published on May 6, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
Volkswagen has applied for patent on the production version of the Volkswagen NMC for the China car market. The Volkswagen NMC, New Midsize Coupe, debuted on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show and last week we saw the first photos of the production version testing in China.
2014 Volkswagen NMC Concept.
Spy shot of the production car.
The Volkswagen NMC is a sporty CC model based on the Volkswagen Jetta (called Sagitar in China), developed to attack the Mercedes-Benz CLA. The NMC will be manufactured in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture. Debut of the production version is scheduled for the Guangzhou Auto Show in early December, with a launch on the China car market just before the end of the year.
Power will come from a 1.4 TSI or a 2.0 TSI, both mated to a seven-speed DSG. Price on the China car market will start around 180.000 yuan or 29.000 USD.
Dash was patented as well. Compare with spy shot: