VW releases drawings of new sedan

(September 30, 2010) HERNDON, Va. —  Volkswagen of America, today released three new renderings of its New Midsize Sedan (NMS), which will be produced at the company's state-of-the-art assemblv plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The renderings focus on the new yet-to-be-named model's distinctive German design and progressive body styling.

The front view shows the strong hood lines and integration of the new Volkswagen design language across the face of the vehicle. The side view introduces the broad C-pillar and strong shoulder line, as well as the distinctive three window segments. In addition, the sculptured side panel has a strong rocker line running between the wheel arches.

The unique head and tail lights are visible from the front and rear perspectives and underscore the model's modern, sporty look.

The NMS will be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Showin January and its market introduction will take place in the third quarter of 2011. The new vehicle will take the place of the mid-sized Passat in the North American lineup.