Volkswagen is showcasing these days at Beijing Motor Show the New Midsize Coupe (NMC) concept which could possibly indicate a sleeker Jetta is in the works.
With this concept Volkswagen is envisioning a "sport sedan" slotted below the Passat and riding on the MQB-B platform. Although wider than the Passat, the NMC is actually shorter and lower than the Jetta and has received 20-inch wheels shod in 245 low-profile tries while the body wears a Dragon Red paint scheme.
Despite the sleek profile which has granted a drag coefficient of 0.29, the New Midsize Coupe manages to remain a practical car as it offers enough cabin space for five people and a cargo capacity of 500 liters. The concept also introduces a reinterpretation of Volkswagen's LED headlights while the taillights feature aluminum accents.
Motorization is provided by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder TSI engine delivering 220 PS (162 kW) transferred to the road through a seven-speed DSG which enables the NMC to complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 6.5 seconds before topping out at 151 mph (244 km/h). Volkswagen says the concept manages to be frugal as well since it can return 36.7 mpg US (44.1 mpg UK or 6.4 liters / 100 km).
No details have been provided about a potential production version but probably such a model is in development, although it could turn out to be only a China affair.