Volkswagen Magotan is matte purple in China

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Volkswagen Magotan is matte purple in China

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Here we have a freakin’ Volkswagen Magotan wrapped in matte purple, seen on the China International Auto Parts Expo (CIAPE) in Beijing. The vehicle is further prettied up by a matte black grille, matte black alloys, blacked-out windows, matte black strips above the front lamps, led-lights next to the fog lights, matte black mirrors and fake British license plates. We Mag!


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An old man was eating an apple, standing at the back on an Audi A4 with a British flag on it.


A look through the front window of the Magotan. There was a model of the first generation Audi TT Cabrio, a photo of a Chevrolet Camaro and two ‘welcome fortune cats’ (zhao cai mao). These cat-like statues stand in many Chinese businesses, like shops, restaurants and offices. Superstitious Chinese believe the cats will bring good fortune. Well, this guy has a purple Magotan so the cats obviously worked!

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The Volkswagen Magtotan is based on the Volkswagen Passat B6 and was made in China by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture. It is a rare car to be prettyfied, this is actually the first one we have seen up until today.


I then met the owner of the vehicle, on the left wearing a black sweater, and his girlfriend, center, wearing something hot. A fine beauty. I left my name card under the windscreen wiper when they left for a walk, but she hasn’t called me yet. I guess he got my card first and tore it apart in a jealous rage!, while she was crying.


Some time later, on the move. Sweet…

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  1. That’s more likely a HongKong plate than a ‘fake’ UK plate.(Given that HK cars sometimes have dual PRC/HK plates on them anyway) UK plates would be something like T 185 HYT or GH 52 DCZ, and anyway HongKong licence font is different to UK font. I live beside the UK, and have been to HK so I’ve seen both.


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