• Image Credit: Volkswagen
  • Image Credit: Volkswagen
  • Image Credit: Volkswagen
  • Image Credit: Volkswagen
  • Image Credit: Volkswagen
  • Image Credit: Volkswagen
Volkswagen is not messing around when it characterizes its new MQB architecture as modular. It's already underpinning the VW Golf, Audi A3, Seat Leon and Skoda Octavia, and will soon form the basis for many more. And here is the latest.

Unveiled at the Chengdu Motor Show in China this weekend is the new Volkswagen Lamando, a four-door coupe similar in size to a Jetta but with the svelter roofline of the larger Passat-based CC to go after the Mercedes-Benz CLA. It's essentially the production version of the New Midsize Coupe concept that previewed its arrival at the Beijing Motor Show this past April, and will be built locally for local consumption by VW's joint venture with SAIC.

Power comes from either a 1.4- or 2.0-liter turbo four mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, with an equivalent price tag below $30,000. Whether this or any similar vehicle ever arrives in North American showrooms remains to be seen, but we'll be watching to find out. In the meantime you can scope it out in the trippy video below and the photos in the gallery above.


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      Kimura
      • 6 Months Ago
      That's a nice Jetta...err Passat...A4?
      camerakid92
      • 6 Months Ago

      I still don't understand why they call these "coupes". It looks like a sedan.

      Winnie Jenkems
      • 6 Months Ago

      Silly VW, that's not a coupe.
      That is a sedan.

      2o6
      • 6 Months Ago

      I feel like this car isn't very coupe-like. I feel like this could easily be a new Jetta for the worlde

      r_dezi
      • 6 Months Ago

      Why do the Chinese get the better looking Jetta?

      yo
      • 6 Months Ago

      wow. VW just continues to take out any interesting design element with each update. What a boring lineup they have. EPIC FAIL

      Max Bramante
      • 6 Months Ago

      Da most bland design ever

      Shaun
      • 6 Months Ago

      Nice car.  Now they need to bring it here to the US

      4540flos
      • 6 Months Ago

      VW unveils a small boring brown box; how can a brand-new design already look so dated? And how come the Germans keep on wilfully misusing the term "coupé"? Enough!

      Ben Doolittle
      • 6 Months Ago

      I understand the purpose of the modular platform but the examples given are more of an example of badge engineering than versatility. 

      audisp0rta4
      • 6 Months Ago

      The Lame-ando looks ok enough. But there is absolutely nothing of any substance going on here at all. Just another spinoff of the same stuff that VW/Seat/Skoda/Audi already has on offer. 

      Jose
      • 6 Months Ago

      Hope they don't take it to Latin America. "Lamando" means sucking in Spanish! Chevy Nova anyone??

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