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Volkswagen has built a people mover

A new model from Volkswagen has been seen ahead of its unveil, though it’s unlikely we’ll ever see this people mover arrive Down Under.

Volkswagen’s yet-to-be-announced MPV has been spied in China.

The boxy MPV might be a touch on the nose – despite being more practical and spacious than most popular SUVs – but Volkswagen is building its own people mover to take on the Chinese car market. It will compete there against rivals such as the Honda Odyssey and Buick GL8.

Source: CarNewsChina

Named the Viloran, it joins a lineup of unique models in China like the Tayron, Tycan (no, not like the Porsche Taycan) and Tylcon. The car will be built by VW-Shanghai on the MQB platform, according to CarNewsChina, and is expected to be sold in China from around 300,000 Yuan, or about $60,000AUD.

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Source: CarNewsChina

Next to Chinese lettering on the rear is a 380 TSI badge, indicating the model will be powered by a variation of VW’s EA888 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine producing about 165kW. From the pictures, we can also see the interior will bring a large touchscreen but a generation behind from VW’s latest design and materials.

The VW Viloran is expected to make its debut later this year.

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Alex Rae

Alex Rae