VW Lamando

VW Lamando was announced two years ago and was supposed to be based on a model Jetta and position itself under the current Volkswagen CC. This model should combine the convenience Jette but there’s a lot more appealing design with elegant lines. The goal of this car is to get into the premium class and to be an equal competitor to the Mercedes CLA. Lamando was presented at this year’s International Motor Show in Moscow and attracted a lot of public attention.

VW Lamando front view

VW Lamando redesign

The design of this model makes for distinctive LED headlamps that come with small changes of front grill. What has changed is the last part of the model and the roof. As inspiration for change served CC model, and one part of the design was copied from Audi to make this model entered in the premium class. This model has 20-inch wheels, which are great opportunities to get into mass production.

VW Lamando side view

VW Lamando specs

Dimensions VW Lamando models are 4,597 mm long, 1,838 mm wide and 1,422 mm height. For comparison, the rival Mercedes CLA-Class is 4,630 mm long, 1,777 mm wide and 1,432 mm high. Volkswagen promises that despite the lower roof, Lamando provides almost the same interior space as the Jetta, with which this model the most similar. VW Lamando has a trunk of 500 liters of space, which is 10 less than the Jetta. Under the hood are so far confirmed two petrol engines of 1.4L with 138 hp and the 2.0L with 210 hp. The offer is expected to have a few more engine primarily diesel.

VW Lamando rear view

VW Lamando release date

This model should be available first for Chinese customers and  later for customers in Europe and North America. It is expected that the model name to be changed and that the Lamando sold under the label Jetta CC. The main competitor to this model would be the Mercedes CLA which also has a very high sales.

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