The recently unveiled Volkswagen Lamando has returned in a series of photographs showing the production guise.

The recently unveiled Volkswagen Lamando has returned in a series of photographs showing the production guise.

It was officially unveiled at the end of last month during the Chengdu Auto Show in China where it will exclusively be sold as a sleeker and more expensive alternative to the Jetta. The uninspiringly named Lamando is essentially a production version of the New Midsize Coupe (NMC) concept even though the body style is clearly a sedan.

The biggest difference between this and the Jetta is the switch to Volkswagen's MQB platform while the engine lineup will include a 1.4 TSI rated at 140 HP (103 kW) along with a larger 1.8 TSI packing 180 HP (132 kW). Both of them will be mated to a seven-speed DSG and later on the engine lineup will grow to include a 220 HP 2.0 TSI.

It will be produced locally by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture and is set to go on sale in November at an estimated starting price of 180,000 yuan ($29,400).

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Volkswagen Lamando photographed in production trim