The Chinese market gets some interesting models from Volkswagen and yet another has been revealed. Meet the Volkswagen Viloran business minivan.
The Volkswagen Viloran is built on the MQB platform by SAIC Volkswagen joint venture and is the biggest product to use this architecture. It's over 5 metres, 2 metres wide and has a wheelbase of 3.1 metres giving it a strong focus on passenger space.
It's claimed to seat 7, but we're particularly interested in the 2nd-row captain chairs which look extremely comfortable. The cabin has been given a serious luxury look with plenty of leather and massage seats. There's also virtual cockpit and a panoramic roof. It's said to be safe too, with an adaptive cruise control system, traffic jam assistant, auto park, lane-keeping assist and auto brake.
In terms of engines, the Volkswagen Viloran has the option of a 2.0-litre turbocharged motor with around 160 kW and 350 Nm, as well as a 136 kW / 320 Nm variant. Power goes to the front wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
It's destined for China-only, but if you want the next best thing, then look towards a Volkswagen Kombi/Caravelle.
How amazing do these seats look?