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As early as February 2013, we told you about Volkswagen’s plans to introduce an MQB-based ‘four-door coupe’ – a ‘Golf/Jetta CC’ of sorts. Then it got real – the New Midsize Coupe concept surfaced in Beijing in April 2014, and photos of the road-going version found their way online quickly after.

The handsome vehicle has finally been unveiled at the Chengdu motor show, and it’s called the Volkswagen Lamando – what a name. Being based on the MQB platform used by the Mk7 Golf, the Lamando has no relation to the current Jetta, which uses an older platform shared with the Mk6 Golf.

We don’t have official shots of the cabin yet, but as previous leaked images show, the interior is similar to the Mk7 Golf’s.

According to CarNewsChina, the Lamando will be built in China by the Shanghai-VW joint-venture, and will go on sale there in November, priced from around 180,000 RMB (RM92k). There’ll be 1.4 and 2.0 TSI petrol engines; both linked to a seven-speed DSG.