New Volkswagen Viloran flashes its naked rear in China
Media first learned last fall that Volkswagen AG was working on a new MPV. Since then, several sets of spy photos showing a camouflaged prototype of the vehicle have been posted online. A few days ago, spotters have tracked down and photographed the van in its final production version – and with the rear end exposed.
The pics betray the name of the car: Viloran. It looks like China will become its main target market and country of origin. If so, Volkswagen-SAIC joint enterprise will handle the assembly process.
Earlier photos distinctly showed us a car with a Touareg-like front end (watch the video to see what its radiator grille and headlights look like). Chrome is popular with Chinese customers, which explains the shiny horizontal bars on the lower front grille and the rear bumper. A thin chrome strip also connects the taillights.
Apparently, the new MPV will be based on the MQB platform and ship with a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 220 hp (164 kW).
The international premiere should happen before the end of the year.
Editor Andrew Raspopov