Following yesterday's fully revealing spy shots, Volkswagen has introduced the Lamando at the Chengdu Auto Show in China.

Following yesterday's fully revealing spy shots, Volkswagen has introduced the Lamando at the Chengdu Auto Show in China.

It's essentially a production version of the New Midsize Coupe (NMC) concept unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show earlier this year and has received the Lamando nameplate. It's not based on the China-spec Sagitar (Jetta) as the model rides on Volkswagen's MQB platform so it shares many of the internals with the seventh generation Golf.

With the Lamando, Volkswagen is trying to offer a Jetta CC in China targeted primarily at young customers who find the Passat CC too big and/or expensive. It will be manufactured locally by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture and will go on sale this November at an estimated starting price of 180,000 yuan (about 29,300 USD).

There's no word on European or North American availability but chances are a similar version will probably be launched with the next generation Jetta likely to come in 2016.

Volkswagen Lamando (aka NMC) launched at Chengdu Auto Show [video]