Volkswagen of America revealed today new renderings of the future New Midsize Sedan (NMS). Also, it has been confirmed that the official debut will be made at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show. The renderings focus on the new model’s distinctive German design and progressive body styling.

The front view shows the strong hood lines and integration of the new Volkswagen design language across the face of the vehicle. The side view introduces the broad C-pillar and strong shoulder line, as well as the distinctive three window segments. In addition, the sculptured side panel has a strong rocker line running between the wheel arches. The unique head and tail lights are visible from the front and rear perspectives and underscore the model’s modern, sporty look.

The new model will be produced at the company’s state-of-the-art assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Volkswagen hopes to sell around 15,000 units a year. Production will begin in the third quarter of 2011.


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  (570) posted on 11.4.2010

I hope they have a solid marketing strategy for the NMS because they will be dealing with brand loyalty when it comes to that
segment in the U.S. which is a major factor for most people who purchase Toyota’s and Honda’s. Hopefully VW will reach their goal.

  (406) posted on 10.4.2010

I’m just about over this new styling direction from VW. The Golf, Jetta, Passat and this are all pretty boring. They’re not going to expand much in the US if they keep this up.

  (329) posted on 10.3.2010

Also remember what happened when the then best-selling car, the Taurus, was restyled and got more daring? It’s sales fell off a cliff and it’s has never been close to the best-selling car since and has been revived now as a full-size car.

  (1211) posted on 09.30.2010

Wake-up VW. Look at this car and then look at the Hyundai Sonata. One of the two is highly styled, the other is very VERY bland. Can you guess which one?

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