Volkswagen to Debut NMS at Detroit Auto Show

Posted: Jan 06, 2011 10:00 a.m.

Like Buick, Volkswagen can’t wait for the Detroit Auto Show to start next week, and decided to release a teaser of its NMS sedan a little early. But unlike Buick who gave a lot of information on the Verano – its new small luxury vehicle – Volkswagen hasn’t released much of anything. On its website, the Volkswagen is extremely vague, stating, “The sleeker, roomier, all-new, German-engineered 2012 ___. Fill in the blank on January 10th.”

“A sheet-covered form on Volkswagen's consumer website is all the confirmation we need – VW's long-awaited New Midsize Sedan (NMS) is on its way to the 2011 Detroit Auto Show,” Autoblog writes. “While we don't know what the model's official name will be, we expect for it to be longer, wider, and less costly than the Euro-market Passat…”

“Come Monday we’ll all learn what that new name is … oh, and see the completely new car, too,” says Kicking Tires. “This model will replace the Passat in the VW lineup, and it will likely look similar to the new Jetta, which has seen strong sales despite lukewarm reaction from the automotive press.”

The Passat is Volkswagen’s midsize sedan that starts at about $27,000. Expect the NMS to be priced in this range, or maybe even a little lower if VW decides to lower prices like it did with the 2011 Jetta. Next week we’ll bring you a lot more information on Volkswagen’s all-new NMS sedan.

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