Chinese car site Autohome has what are said to be the first pictures of the Volkswagen New Midsize Coupe concept in production form. VW's NMC was just introduced at the Beijing Motor Show, while background chatter indicated it would go on sale in China, Autohome says that production version will be built at the Shanghai-Volkswagen plant in Ningbo, and the retail guise could be introduced at the Guangzhou Motor Show in November and go on sale that same month.

Assuming this is the production car, its main lines have made the jump from the concept but with less fine detailing, a silver hue and with conventional VW wheels it's lost a little bit of oomph. Still, a few checkmarks on the option sheet can fix most of that, the shape remains handsome and the 2.0-liter turbo underhood keeps performance peppy and mileage frugal enough. You can head to Autohome for a couple more photos of a sedan we'd be happy to make room for over here.


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      Zoom
      • 8 Months Ago
      THAT IS NOT A COUPÉ
      username
      • 8 Months Ago
      What's the point? it might as well be a Jetta/Passat...
      JonZeke
      • 8 Months Ago
      As everyone has opined, it doesn't look swoopy enough to be considered a "coupe." So what gives VW? This should be a Jetta and the NMC a... a... Well, not this!
      IBx27
      • 8 Months Ago
      I superimposed an image from a dead-side view of the current jetta onto this, and there is no change besides at most 2 inches less height from the back edge of the roof to the bottom edge of the rear window glass. No dimensional changes otherwise. The front door isn't even any longer than the normal jetta. The 4-door coupe can be done, but it all comes down to proportions. The 1st generation CLS and pre-refresh CC pulled it off, but every other car is too plain.
      Ross
      • 8 Months Ago
      We didn't get the Scirocca which is a hotter version of the VW Golf and this is essentially a hotter version of the Jetta...can we expect the trend to continue?
      MX5 Racer
      • 8 Months Ago
      Sooo........a Jetta??
      Lachmund
      • 8 Months Ago
      definately looks much less exciting..I'm always amazed what some huge wheels are able to do with a car.
      RetrogradE
      • 8 Months Ago
      Pure sex. This car should have its own webcam channel.
      usa1
      • 8 Months Ago
      Couldn't be more generic. Blank out the grill and 99% people could not tell this from an Audi sedan. Keep the grill and 99% can't tell this apart from a Jetta or Passat.
      Leo Gonzales
      • 8 Months Ago
      you sure this isn't just the refreshed Passat?
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 8 Months Ago
      THAT IS NOT A COUPE
      b
      • 8 Months Ago
      i was really excited about this but this picture kinda killed my buzz. the back just isnt right. this is just a regular looking jetta from what I can see.
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