Premiere large MPV, the German brand took place at the motor show in Guangzhou, China. In China sales will start next year, but if it will get to other markets is still unknown.
In China, unlike the rest of the world, “moved” on crossovers, minivans use quite good demand. So it is not surprising that the joint venture of SAIC and Volkswagen has decided to Supplement the local range model in this segment. And the rate is made not on the family – Viloran is positioned as a luxury biznesmen, because such machines in China are also in demand, they are used as mobile offices (MPV have appeared even Lexus).
The design of the front part of the novelty is made based on the flagship SUV VW Touareg: ven got a similar grille and led optics. The horizontal plates of the lower grille in favor of Chinese customers with plenty of chrome, glossy bezel have glasses and lights connected by a chrome strip also. And Viloran first among the models of SAIC and Volkswagen tried a new brand logo.
According to preliminary data, the van is built on the platform MQB. As stated in the company Viloran is the largest SAIC Volkswagen model: length is equal to 5.3 meters, a width of about 2 meters, and the wheelbase is approximately of 3.18 meters. For comparison, the dimensions “stretched” Mercedes V-Class Extralange: 5370/1928/1880 mm, the distance between the axes is 3430 mm.
If Mercedes can accommodate 8 people, Viloran designed for seven: the fol’ksa chairs are arranged according to the scheme 2+2+3. In General, the exhibition in Guangzhou Viloran debuted in the form of a prototype with tightly tinted Windows and locked doors, but the brand has spread brand images of “slices” of the interior: the seats are upholstered in white leather, in the second row set Ottomans, then there are chairs with extendable footrests. The equipment list also includes a panoramic roof, camera, round camera, adaptive cruise control, assistant transportation tubes.
On the engine range of the Volkswagen Viloran in silence. It is expected that the MPV will be offered with petrol “turboservice” 2.0 EA888 series, familiar from other models of the brand in China. The engine produces 220 HP and 350 Nm, but for van power could increase. All-wheel drive probably won’t, as the locals such machines are not particularly popular.
In China sales of Volkswagen Viloran start in the first half of next year. Not yet announced whether there will be a minivan in other countries.
Meanwhile in China the Volkswagen has another joint venture with FAW group. So some Chinese media believe that FAW Volkswagen will release its counterpart Viloran, but in the form of a large crossover – it will be a serial embodiment of the concept of SMV, which debuted in the spring in Shanghai.
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