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Old 29th October 2009, 11:25   #1
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Default VW Releases Teaser Sketch for New Mid-Size Sedan aka NMS

VW of America has officially begun their media push for the upcoming NMS (new mid-sized sedan) by releasing a generic looking black and white design sketch. VW has confirmed the market launch for late 2011 which coincides with the next generation Passat arrival.

As previously reported, the new sedan will be larger and cost nearly $8000 less than the current Passat. That puts the NMS in the low $20,000 range, a much more competitive price. Such an offering would put the NMS as a direct threat to market segment leaders Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.

A press agent for Volkswagen said, "We'll have two sedans coming out at the same time, and the smaller one will cost considerably more than the bigger one."

Volkswagen is choosing to build the NMS in Chattanooga, Tennessee to take advantage of the weak dollar. The US dollar has lost nearly 15 percent of its value against the Euro since March 2009. This translates to significantly higher American pricing for any vehicle built in Germany.

With the onset of the NMS, which is targeted to sell 100,000 units per year, the Passat is rendered virtually uncompetitive. This is supported by an incredibly low 9,200 Passat units sold in the first nine months of 2009. As a result, VW is reportedly considering the cancellation of the Volkswagen Passat line within two years.

European customers will continue to see the Passat in VW showrooms. A new version should come on the market in 2011.

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This is their Camry buster. Probably be cheaper since it will sell more volume with US content - less germanic feel ?
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1) Read the same at worldcarfans. I think this car will not come to India.

2) Fact is, this car is to be slotted just below Passat. So the car could be new Jetta based on VW mark 6. But at the same time this car can be a car based on Polo, may be polo sedan.

The expected car is around $20,000 so I expect this car to be placed at around Rs. 18 lakh in India, but we have Superb ( hence this car will not come to India IMO ).

But when we look at sketch and compare with the polo sedan spyshots, both have them quite a bit of similarities.
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The NMS looks a little bit like the Phaeton from the front.
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This is a US specific car. VW realise that the Euro models do not appeal to everyone in the US - the biggest market after China and Germany
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The NMS looks a little bit like the Phaeton from the front.
IMO, the low-level bonnet looks like current VW scirocco.
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Here is the rendering of the NMS. IMO it look very similar to the Honda Accord!

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Here is the rendering of the NMS. IMO it look very similar to the Honda Accord!

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Yup. The headlights sure look very similar to the current gen Accord's headlights.
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If this is the car, then it is not at all having looks.
Look at the boxy depression on front and rear door. Only admirable thing is the light on OVRM
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