The latest news on the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture in China

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One Minute Walk-around: Volkswagen Teramont

August 22, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Today in One Minute Walk-around the massive Volkswagen Teramont, probably the best looking SUV on the market today. The Teramont is the Chinese sister of the North American Volkswagen Atlas. It was launched earlier this year and costs between $46,000 and 76,000.

The Teramont is made locally by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture and is positioned between the Tiguan and the Touareg.

There are three engines available: a 2.0 turbo with 186hp, a 2.0 turbo with 220hp, and the interesting 2.5 liter VR6 turbo with 299hp (not 300). All engines are mated to a seven-speed DCT and all models have four-wheel drive.

The interior is luxurious with loads of leather but sadly its touch screen is far too small for 2017; a problem that Volkswagen seems unable or unwilling to fix. Screen size MATTERS in China.

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One Minute Walk-around: Volkswagen Lamando GTS

August 7, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

A good look at the Volkswagen Lamando GTS, the sporty variant of the Lamando, a China-only sedan based on the VW MQB platform. The GTS comes with a body kit, a rear spoiler, sporty seats, and a lot of GTS badges. Power comes from a 2.0 turbo with 220hp and 350nm, this is the same engine that powers the China-made Golf GTI.

List price is a massive $34,000 which is way too expensive. Price at the dealer however is $25,000, a massive incentive of $9,000. But that is still not cheap and the GTS is therefore a very rare bird on the road. I had to go to a Shanghai-Volkswagen dealer for this movie.

Still, we hugely appreciate that Volkswagen really tried to make something seriously special and sporty for China. They have done it before; the GTS can be seen as the true successor of the beautiful Volkswagen Bora R.

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The Skoda Vision E Previews A Sporty Electric SUV Coupe

April 18, 2017 by Joey Wang

The Skoda Vision E Previews A Sporty Electric SUV Coupe

Skoda has launched the Vision E concept car, one day before the start of the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. The Vision E previews a new full electric SUV coupe based on Volkswagen’s dedicated-electric MEB platform, it is scheduled to launch on the Chinese auto market in 2019.

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The Volkswagen Cross Touran L Is A Crossy MPV For China

April 14, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

The Volkswagen Cross Touran L Is A Crossy MPV For China

And here we have the Volkswagen Cross Touran L, a crossy variant of the Touran L MPV, scheduled for debut on next week’s Shanghai Auto Show. It has all the usual cross-things; bumper with mud guard, black wheel arches, a black stripe over the doors, dark window pillars, and, at least on this car, great looking dark gray alloys.

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FAW’s Junpai Brand Is Going Wagon In Volkswagen Style

April 11, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

FAW's Junpai Brand Is Going Wagon In Volkswagen Style

Spy Shots showing a new crossover wagon by FAW’s Junpai brand. It has all the crossy stuff like black wheel arches, black bumpers, and roof rails. It also looks and feels very much like a Volkswagen, in particularly like the Cross Lavida, albeit a bit smaller. And that is interesting.

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Volkswagen Teramont Launched On The Chinese Car Market

March 30, 2017 by Joey Wang

Volkswagen Teramont Launched On The Chinese Car Market

The new Volkswagen Teramont seven-seat SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 308.900 yuan and ends at 518.900 yuan ($44.833 – 75.312). The Teramont is the sister model of the Volkswagen Atlas. It is manufactured in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture.

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Skoda To Unveil The Vision E Concept On The Shanghai Auto Show In China

March 30, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Skoda To Unveil The Vision E Concept On The Shanghai Auto Show In China

Skoda will bring the new Vision E concept car to next month’s Shanghai Auto Show. Design of the Vision E previews the upcoming Skoda Kodiaq Coupe, one of four new Skoda SUVs for the Chinese market. It looks very sharp with a nose-wide light unit and a aluminum strip over the doors.

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Skoda To Launch Four New SUVs In China

March 21, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Skoda To Launch Four New SUVs In China

Skoda is going to launch four new SUVs in China. They have to because the SUV and crossover segments are booming like there is no tomorrow and Skoda currently has only the aging Yeti on offer. That is going to change with the Kodiaq, the Model K, the Model Q, and the Kodiaq Coupe. All will be manufactured locally at the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture.

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The Volkswagen Teramont SUV Will Hit The Chinese Car Market On March 22

March 16, 2017 by Joey Wang

The Volkswagen Teramont SUV Will Hit The Chinese Car Market On March 22

The new Volkswagen Teramont seven-seat SUV will be launched on the Chinese car market on March 22. Price will start at 309.800 yuan and end at 509.800 yuan. The Teramont is the Chinese sister of the North American Volkswagen Atlas. It is manufactured in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture.

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First Photos Of The China-made 2017 Skoda Octavia Scout

March 14, 2017 by W.E. Ning

First Photos Of The China-made 2017 Skoda Octavia Scout

The Skoda Octavia Scout will see production in China for the first time. The China-spec car is based on the facelifted 2017 model. It will be manufactured by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture. Debut is scheduled for the Shanghai Auto Show next month with a launch on the Chinese car market in Q2.

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