The Volkswagen New Midsize Coupe Concept could bear the most misleading name in concept car history.
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The four-door sedan clearly features a more swooping roof-line than the Volkswagen Jetta, but it certainly isn't as coupe-like as, say, a Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class or even the brand's Passat-based CC model.

Despite its un-coupe-like body, Volkswagen says the new concept car is shorter than the Jetta at 4.59 metres, with a roof height of 1.42m and a width of 1.83m, making it broader than a Passat. The car is built upon the same modular Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) underpinnings as the current-generation Golf hatchback and the similarly sized Skoda Octavia (which we think it looks a bit similar to, particularly from the rear).

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In terms of styling, the concept model features a long bonnet, short front overhang and a new-look grille that appears to seep into the LED headlight assemblies, and a bold bumper design with chrome edging. Large door panels and a slim glasshouse somewhat justify its Coupe nomenclature, with the gloss black turret swooping into a stumpy boot lid that is complemented by a long overhang. It rides on 20-inch wheels and is finished in 'Dragon Red' paint.

Under the bonnet is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine borrowed from the Golf GTI, which produces 162kW of power and has a claimed 0-100km/h sprint time of 6.5 seconds. It is teamed to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, with power sent to the front wheels.

The company claims the concept has enough room for five people and also features 500 litres of cargo space. It features leather-lined sports seats in a colour known as 'Silk', with red piping and black glossy elements and wood trim across the doors and dash. All of the controls including the steering wheel and media unit are borrowed from the Golf, lending to speculation that a production version may be imminent.

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"Volkswagen is demonstrating with this concept coupe just how multifaceted the Modular Transverse Matrix is and what exciting models Volkswagen customers all over the world can look forward to over the next few years," a release from the company read.

Stay tuned for more news on any production plans for the Volkswagen New Midsize Coupe.

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