These are the first sketches of the new four-door Midsize ‘Coupé’ concept Volkswagen is planning to unveil at Auto China in Beijing this weekend.
Standing just 1422mm tall, the new concept has a rakish roofline similar to that of the Passat CC, yet it is said to be shorter than both the Passat and Jetta, at 4597mm. With a wide front and rear track and a pronounced shoulder — the concept is 1838mm wide — it seems clear VW is dialing up the stance on this car, which is shod with 20-inch wheels and painted ‘dragon red’ in honor of its host city.
Built on VW’s modular MQB architecture, the concept shares many interior components with other vehicles in the range, notably the Golf’s center stack and steering wheel. The seats are finished in two-tone contrast-colored leather and its cabin offers room for five.
The concept will source power from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 217bhp, giving it the same output as the Golf GTi.