Between Touran and Sharan: Volkswagen will have a new minivanFebruary 11, 2019
The network posted the next batch of spy photos of the new model of the German brand. According to preliminary data, the official premiere of the car will be held this fall
The first shots of the new Volkswagen minivan were taken in the fall of 2018. The model is being tested in China, apparently, this country will become the main market for MPV. On those shots, the van hid behind another new brand – camouflaged local version of the T-Cross crossover. The SUV itself has already been submitted, and recently at the disposal of the Cinese edition of Bitauto were fresh photos of the minivan, already unaccompanied.
The portal assumes that the novelty in the brand line will be one step higher than the Volkswagen Touran L compact van, but we are not talking about replacement. Recall that the letter L does not at all mean that the Chinese version has increased length: the dimensions are the same as the European version (length – 4527 mm, wheelbase – 2791 mm), just in the Middle Kingdom at the same time they sold the previous generation Touran, and The second generation did not confuse the latter, and the last one got the “prefix”.
The appearance of the captured minivan is made in the current corporate style of Volkswagen – the front part was designed in the same way as, for example, the latest Jetta and the Chinese Passat. Van received LED optics and sliding doors. The basis of the new product is probably the MQB platform.
Earlier, the Chinese media cleared MPV gasoline engine 2.0 TSI Series EA888, which is equipped with many other Volkswagen models presented in the PRC. Now the new product is wooed by the motor from the Touran L – 1.4 TSI Series EA211. On compact van, this engine produces 150 hp.
All the details should appear this fall – it is expected that it is then that the new minivan will enter the Chinese market. The model will be launched at the SAIC and Volkswagen JV local plant, and the Touran L. Compact van in China today produces from 155,800 yuan.
By the way, in the Middle Kingdom they still sell imported Volkswagen Sharan, its price starts from 252,800 yuan. A localized new minivan will obviously be cheaper: that is, this MPV will occupy a niche between the Touran L and Sharan. But whether the novelty will get out of the limits of the PRC is a question for now.
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