A pair of images of the new VW Viloran MPV have surfaced online.
Set to be sold exclusively in China through the SAIC Volkswagen joint venture, it will be one of the largest and most spacious vehicle the company currently produces. It is claimed that it will be underpinned by the VW Group’s MQB platform and shall probably be a little longer than even the Atlas SUV.
It is a little hard to determine the origins of the vehicle in question, with some pointing towards it being the production version of the SMV Concept unveiled earlier this year. However, the Viloran looks quite different and the concept was created by FAW-VW, not SAIC-VW.
Whatever the case may be, an image of the MPV’s rear shows a large chrome ‘Viloran’ badge sitting directly beneath the VW logo. On the left side of the tailgate are Chinese lettering while the right side is a badge that reads ‘380 TSI.’ Also visible are sharp taillights with a chrome strip connecting them. Spin around to the front and there are chrome accents on the lower portion of the bumper.
Auto Times News reports that the 380 TSI badge on the tailgate indicates it is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder delivering 220 HP. It is also claimed that assembly of the vehicle is already underway, even though Volkswagen has yet to officially announce its new model.
We expect to see the Viloran launch before the end of the year, with local pricing reportedly set to start at 300,000 Chinese Yuan ($42,303).