Volkswagen’s ‘New Midsized Coupe’ (NMC) concept, revealed at last week’s Beijing Auto Show, is expected to get into production inside the not-too-distant future.
And even in concept form, the sleek sedan (or four-door ‘coupe’ if we’re to take Volkswagen’s angle) looks willing to hit the path.
These latest renderings, from design wiz Theophilus Chin, pull the NMC closer to production with the addition of conventional bumpers and tail-lights and a set of regular Golf R wheels.
But as close as being the NMC looks to making a beeline to the assembly line, Volkswagen has yet to ensure plans for any production future.
For now, VW has revealed that the NMC is built in the new Golf’s MQB platform and boasts dimensions that will see the ‘coupe sedan’ sold alongside the favorite hatch and its particular Jetta sibling.
And despite its slightly sleeker roofline, Volkswagen says the NMC offers comparable interior space to the Jetta sedan, plus a sizeable 500 litres of rear storage.
In concept form, the NMC rides on big 20-inch wheels and draws power from your same 162kW 2. litre turbo engine that drives the new Golf GTI.
Whether we’ll start to see the NMC debut as a ‘Jetta CC’ remains to be seen, although reports suggest this more affordable alternative to the Mercedes-Benz CLA – as well as the Volkswagen Group’s own Audi A3 Sedan – has already been set for production.
We can easily expect more details to surface over the coming year. if that’s true.