Sunday, February 8, 2009
Not VW's New Midsize Sedan but Close !!!
Spy shot of 2010 Passat Lingyu
Chinese Automotive website Cheshi.com has spy shots of the Passat Lingyu facelift which is based on a stretched version of the Passat B5 platform measuring overall 4.78 metres in length.
As we can see from the image the 2010 model has being influenced by the Phaeton, with a cleaner grill and headlight treatment and new compact wing mirrors for better aerodynamics; this design could also provide vital design clues to Volkswagen's New Midsize Sedan to the US.
Shanghai Volkswagen is leading the development of New Midsize Sedan which will be produced in Shanghai and Chattanooga respectively.
Current Passat Lingyu produced since 2005
The 2010 Passat Lingyu will carry over the current engine range which comprises of a 2.0L 114hp/85kW with multi point injection, the evergreen 1.8T 148hp/110kW and the 2.8 V6 188hp/140kW.
The 2010 model will debut at the 2009 Shanghai Auto Show in April this year with production to start shortly after.
Image Source: Cheshi.com and Volkswagen