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A new generation of Volkswagen Maiteng released!

2024-05-27 Update From: AutoBeta NAV: AutoBeta > News >

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At the 2024 Beijing Auto Show, the new generation of Maiteng (B9) of FAW-Volkswagen was officially launched. As a new generation model, the new car adjusts the appearance and interior, and carries the newly released intelligent driving scheme of Dajiang, and the power is equipped with 1.5T engine and 2.0T high-power engine. As a reference, the price range of Maiteng currently on sale is 186900-253900 yuan.

In terms of appearance, the new car uses the latest design language of the Volkswagen family, making the shape more concise and younger. Specifically, the front face of the new car cancels the design of multi-strip chromium-plated grille of the previous generation model, and the new car adopts narrow-bar grille design, black middle net, and connects with headlamp groups on both sides, the center is embellished by a chrome strip, and the center is inlaid with the glowing Volkswagen brand LOGO, which has high visual effect and recognition after lighting. In addition, the new car also adjusts the shape of the front bumper. The design surrounded by the bottom of the black "C" shape at the bottom makes the new car more athletic, and the lower side of the front sign is also equipped with a camera, which has more visual effects than the old model.

On the side of the body, the lines of the new car are smooth, the upper and lower waistlines are designed, the inclination of the C-column is large, and the visual effect of a small slippery back is created, and an independent small side window is designed in the C-column area, and the roof is equipped with shark fin antenna. with the traditional style door handle design, the whole looks relatively fashionable. In addition, the new car offers new 19-inch rims and double colors, which are matched with Goodyear Eagle F1 tires with a size of 245amp 40 R19. In terms of size, the length, width and height of the new car are 4990/1854/1487mm and the wheelbase is 2871mm. As a comparison, the length, width and height of Maiteng are 4866/1832/1479mm and the wheelbase is 2871mm. In contrast, the length of the new car increased by 124mm, the width increased by 22mm, the height increased by 8mm, and the wheelbase remained the same.

In the rear part, the new car adopts the through-type taillight group shape that echoes with the front face, the shape is close to the Ling du L style, the tail mark can also shine, the rear bumper is also redesigned, and the bumper is equipped with red reflective strips to increase visual layering. The exhaust is a hidden layout.

In the interior part, the change of the new car is particularly obvious. The new car uses a combination of large-area enamelled plastic and leather-wrapped materials to make the car more comfortable. The new car is equipped with a 12.25inch full LCD meter, a 15-inch central control screen and an 11.6inch co-driver screen. The car system uses Qualcomm 8155 chips and supports mainstream interconnection functions such as CarPlay and CarLife. The steering wheel continues to use a semi-touch steering wheel and removes the physical buttons and shift lever, which is replaced by a rotary lever operation, resulting in a larger storage space under the central control.

In terms of power, the new car offers a choice of high-power 2.0T engines and 1.5T engines, of which the maximum power of the high-power 2.0T engine is 162 kilowatts and the maximum power of 1.5T engines is 118 kilowatts. For reference, Maiteng offers a choice of 1.4T engines and 2.0T high / low power engines.

Volkswagen Maiteng originated from the closely related FutureB6 of Passat B6, which is the first B-class car produced by FAW-Volkswagen after the establishment of the plant. Starting from the B6, Volkswagen B-class cars began to be produced in FAW-Volkswagen, that is, the Magotan Maiteng series. In July 2007, FAW-Volkswagen's first domestic B-class car Maiteng was introduced into China. Since then, it has become a classic representative of German medium-sized cars. It won the top sales of B-Class cars in 2017 and 2018, when annual sales exceeded 200000 respectively. However, with the rise of independent brands, Maiteng's market position has also been shaken to a certain extent. Retail data show that Camry, Passat and Maiteng ranked among the top three medium-sized cars in 2023, with sales of 225500, 191000 and 189400, respectively.

As classic models in the field of medium cars, FAW-Volkswagen Maiteng and SAIC-Volkswagen Passat are sister models to compete with Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and other medium-sized cars in the car market. The latest retail figures show that Passat has topped the list for two consecutive months since 2024, with sales of 22313 in January and 11641 in February, but was replaced by Mercedes-Benz C-Class in March. Mai Teng sold 16593, 10217 and 12252 in January-March, respectively.

In the first quarter of this year, Passat, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Maiteng ranked among the top three medium-sized cars, with sales of 53400, 42300 and 39100 respectively. It should be noted that the Accord was launched in May last year, while the Camry was launched in March this year, when the competition in the medium-sized sedan sector will be more intense with the launch of the new generation of Passat and Maiteng models.

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