A completely naked 2019 Volkswagen Touareg SUV has been spied in Beijing, painted in black with an R logo in the grille. The new Touareg will have its worldwide debut in April on the Beijing Auto Show.
Volkswagen T-Roc goes long-wheelbase for China
Everything has to be bigger in China, and even compact crossovers can’t escape. These are the first photos of the China-spec Volkswagen T-Roc, and naturally is it larger than in the rest of the world.
The Skoda Kamiq is a compact crossover for China
This is the new Skoda Kamiq, a compact crossover for the Chinese car market. It will have its public debut in April on the Beijing Auto Show followed by a launch in June.
New Volkswagen Lavida is based on MQB platform
This is the all-new Volkswagen Lavida for China, and it has become a modern looking sedan that one could call trendy. The Lavida has been one of China’s best-selling sedans for many years, but lately sales have been slowing down a bit. The good Lavida is getting old, the current second-generation was launched all the way back in 2012! Time thus for the all-new Lavida.
New developments at JAC Volkswagen, the joint venture set to build cheap electric vehicles for the Chinese masses. Originally, companies wanted to use a Chinese name for their new brand. Then Volkswagen changed its mind and decided they wanted to use the Seat brand name.
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.
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.
Spy Shots showing the Volkswagen Golf Sportvan Cross testing in China, getting ready for its launch on the Chinese auto market later this year. The transformation from Sportsvan to Sportsvan Cross seems to be a pretty easy one; black plastic around the wheel arches and … well, nothing else.
The Volkswagen Group is all too busy with their new electric crossover concepts on the Shanghai Auto Show in China; earlier on we saw the Skoda Vision E and the Audi e-tron Sportback., and now it is time for the Volkswagen I.D. Crozz.
The new Audi e-tron Sportback Concept has been launched on the Shanghai Auto Show in China, and it looks great; painted in matte gray with a strong aggressive stance, wide shoulders, big wheels, and massive grille. The e-tron Sportback previews a sporty electric SUV coupe that will hit the market in 2019.