It’s been a while coming, ever since news came about in 2009 that Volkswagen would be introducing its New Midsize Sedan bound for the US market, but it looks like Wolfsburg is finally debuting the as yet unnamed car at the NAIAS in Detroit next week.

Aside from the sketches already released of the car, the Volkswagen of America site has what is presumably the NMS, draped and awaiting January 10, when it will be unveiled.

Though slated to fill in the Passat slot in the North American market, VW says that the NMS is separate from the European Passat shown at the 2010 Paris Auto Show, adding that there is no common design between the two. Whatever the case, it’s pretty much gunning for the likes of the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata and Toyota Camry.

To be built in Veedub’s assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the car will go on sale in the US sometime in spring, and will be the first model built at the facility. It is also due to be sold in China.