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Volkswagen Lamando debuts in China on the Chengdu Auto Show

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The brand new Volkswagen Lamando debuted in China on the Chengdu Auto Show. The Volkswagen Lamando, formerly known as the Volkswagen NMC, is a sporty CC model based on the MQB platform, the same platform that also underpins the Volkswagen Golf 7.

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The Lamando is developed to attack the mighty popular Mercedes-Benz CLA. The Lamando will be manufactured in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture. Power will come from 1.4 TSI and 2.0 TSI four-cylinder petrol engines, both mated to a seven-speed DSG. The Lamando will be launched on the China car market in November, price will start around 180.000 yuan or 29.000 USD. Chinese name is Ling Du (凌渡).

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Sporty looks targeted at young Chinese car buyers, a large and booming market, who are looking for something more exciting than the sedan their parents drive.

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But why brown? Brown sedans are boring and not hot for those young. Yesterday we saw a much better looking blue Lamando, but it doesn’t seem to be on the show, or not yet.

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Somebody forgot to remove a crappy piece of paper.

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