VW Lamando-2019: new equipment and reduced engine scaleAugust 21, 2018
Volkswagen Lamando sedan made its debut in August 2014 – this is a serial embodiment of the concept of the New Midsize Coupe, presented in the spring of the same year. The manufacturer positions the model as a four-door coupe, the car was created specifically for the Chinese market, it is based on the MQB platform. In the Middle Kingdom, sales of car started in early 2015, and soon to dealers will get restyled cars. A full-scale presentation of Lamando-2019 will be held at the motor show in Chengdu, which will open for the press on August 31. On the eve of the premiere of the model, the company Volkswagen distributed its official images, and also shared data on the novelty.
VW Lamando got new bumpers and fog-lights, on the horizontal stripes of the radiator grill appeared “nicks”, as with other latest models of the brand. The headlights and taillights changed the “stuffing”. By the way, LED optics is now available in all versions of the sedan, and not only in the top. The length of the model has grown by 17 mm to 4,615 mm, the remaining dimensions have not changed: width – 1,826 mm, height – 1,425 mm, wheelbase – 2,656 mm.
In the salon – a new multimedia system (the touchscreen has become larger) and the climate control unit, a virtual “fitting” has appeared, and new colors of upholstery have been added. The list of VW Lamando-2019 equipment included adaptive cruise control, frontal collision avoidance systems and warning of leaving the occupied lane.
Like the pre-reform sedan, the restyling Lamando will be offered with a petrol turbo four 1.4 TSI family EA211 with a capacity of 131 or 150 hp, which works in tandem with a five-speed manual transmission or seven-speed robot DSG. For the predecessor, the 1.8 TSI (180 hp) engine of the EA888 series is still available, but the Chinese media are silent about this engine – apparently, he is retired.
The price of the updated Lamando has not been announced yet. The prestigious sedan costs from 145 900 yuan. Demand for four-door sedan in China is stable: in 2016 there were sold 143 145 such cars, last year a little more – 147 059 units. Production of the model is arranged at the local plant of JV Volkswagen and SAIC.
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