Spotted testing in China with a Shanghai-Volkswagen badge.
The Volkswagen NMC four-door coupe was
just unveiled at last week’s Beijing Motor Show 2014, but already, the car has
been spotted testing in near-production form on Chinese roads. Destined to fit
in between the Jetta and Passat and possibly replace both models, the NMC is
basically a smaller brother to the beautiful VW CC 4-door coupe. While it isn't
yet clear whether the car will be offered outside of China, we have heard
reports that a North American version could be built in Mexico.
The test vehicle spotted in China is basically identical to
the Beijing concept car, with smaller wheels and toned-down headlights the only
visual differences. The car was wearing TSI badges, which could relate to
either the 1.4 or 2.0-liter TSI engines available to the Chinese joint venture. With its sights reportedly set on the Mercedes-Benz CLA Class, VW will have
some serious competition when it officially introduces this model.