VW predicts sales of new midsize sedan to exceed 60,000 units on first year

Article by Christian A., on January 3, 2011

For the first full year of sales, Volkswagen expects the American "New Midsize Sedan" (or NMS) to sell over 60,000 units, according to MotorTrend. The German carmaker is optimistic that the NMS will sell well since it is priced lower than the current Passat (which will be discontinued soon).

Volkswagen's Passat is priced at $27,665 for the sedan and at $29,095 for the wagon version in the U.S.

This means that if Volkswagen goes through with its plan to make this upcoming model more affordable, then it could be retailed for under $25,000.

In the U.S., the New Midsize Sedan is one of the first Volkswagen models to feature the TDI technology. Earlier this year, the German carmaker has confirmed that such a powerplant will probably be sold on the vehicle in both the US and Canada.

It’s likely to be the same as the one that has been fitted on the Jetta -- the 2.0-liter diesel that has an output of 140hp and 236 lb-ft of torque.

Volkswagen has yet to confirm the specs on the NMS and what’s available to satisfy our curiosity are only these few sketches that display the shape of the car. [via MotorTrend]

Topics: vw, sedan, sales

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

The automotive world is intensely competitive given the growing number of players, but the British car manufacturer is adamantly holding on to its spot. The 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake, priced...
by - June 22, 2017
Audi’s all-electric supercar, the R8 e-tron, had been discontinued last October after being in the market for under two years. The electric vehicle was then exclusive to the European market...
by - June 22, 2017
Dodge has made it clear to everyone, including its potential buyers, that the Challenger SRT Demon is a street-legal drag car - that it is unlike any of your ordinary...
by - June 22, 2017
After a number of failed attempts, Tesla finally gets an Arizona dealership license by winning a court battle that allows them to sell directly to consumers. The automotive dealer license...
by - June 22, 2017
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives its Top Safety Pick Award to the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, and they have got videos of it during the crash test procedures...
by - June 22, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries