published Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

New VW midsize sedan spy photos

Volkswagen sighted testing in Arizona desert.

This is the latest spy photo of the new midsize sedan Volkswagen will produce at Enterprise South Industrial Park.

VW continues to test the vehicle. The local plant in expected to go into production early 2011 with more than 2,000 people when fully operational.

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Tax_Payer said...

Looks like it needs a set of "lee springs" on the rear axle, because with a medium sized car like that with 4-5 American passengers on board, the car will sink several inches to the pavement making the car vulnerable to pot-holes and sharp angles. It should be made to hold at least 800lbs. of passenger(s) and cargo.

VW needs to add a lift kit for sure.

November 9, 2010 at 7:19 p.m.
rosebud said...

Let me get this straight. Does the newspaper PAY for these "spy photos?" Since you're so big on full disclosure, how much did you pay for mediocre photos of this ordinary looking car? What's the going rate for "spy photos?" Do you pay for interviews too? Don't worry, I don't expect an answer. The mighty TFP answers to no one.

November 10, 2010 at 8:11 a.m.
mrredskin said...

haha, spy photos.

it looks like these are real sleuth-like images. or maybe this is some new technology camera NASA just developed. Super-high-res photos from 2 miles away.

spy photos... HA!

November 10, 2010 at 8:21 a.m.
deltenney said...

Unimpressive.

November 10, 2010 at 10:33 a.m.
Skeptic101 said...

Having once lived where manufacturers do a lot of testing, I'm aware they they often test them loaded to their maximum capacity and sometimes more. Looks like that's what they're doing here.

The people that take these "spy" photos hang around places where most of the manufacturers do testing. Death Valley, and Pikes Peak for example. While the test tracks can duplicate most road conditions, they can't duplicate those two geographic and climate extremes. A few of them also have test tracks around Phoenix where there is low annual rainfall.

Thanks TFP! Glad to know VW's making progress. Wish I could afford one of these when they hit the market.

November 10, 2010 at 12:36 p.m.
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