Beijing Live – Volkswagen New Midsize Coupe concept


Karthik H,

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Volkswagen has unveiled the New Midsize Coupe concept at the ongoing Beijing Auto Show.

VW New Midsize Coupe Concept at Auto China 2014

Built on the MQB-B Platform, VW has taken a drastic approach to this concept, with the car being abnormally wide and rather short in length. The concept measures 4,597 mm in length – making it shorter than a Passat or a Jetta – 1,838 mm in width and 1,422 mm in height, putting it just above the Vento, in proportion.

VW New Midsize Coupe Concept front three quarters at Auto China 2014

The car is styled with LED headlamps, LED daytime running lights, a radiator grille with three cross fins, aerodynamic air inlets near the front wheels, a passenger cabin that is set far back, twin shoulder section design, 20-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels, 3D LED rear lights and a high gloss black rear diffuser.

VW New Midsize Coupe Concept side at Auto China 2014

The car has a low visual centre of gravity, short overhangs, muscular shoulders and side sections, a dynamic roof line with markedly swept-back C-pillars, a short boot lid and long bonnet. VW aims to make this midsizer an avant garde of a new spacious compact saloon class.

The concept is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 220 hp, allowing it to go from 0-100 kph in 6.5 seconds and eventually to a top speed of 250 kph. It is driven via a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox.

VW New Midsize Coupe Concept rear three quarters at Auto China 2014

Volkswagen says the vehicle has enough space for five adults, and a boot that can hold up to 500 liters of luggage.

VW New Midsize Coupe Concept – Image Gallery

VW New Midsize Coupe Concept – Press Release

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