Volkswagen Lavida: Chinese Mid-Size Sedan Coming to Beijing Auto Show

A teaser shot of Shanghai Volkswagen’s forthcoming Chinese built and designed mid-size sedan that will debut at the Beijing auto show in April emerged on the internet today. While we can’t vouch for its authenticity, if real, it looks like VW’s new sedan that will be named “Lavida” is heavily based on the latest generation Skoda Octavia. Shanghai Volkswagen is a joint venture between the German carmaker Volkswagen and Chinese Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp (SAIC), which has also formed a separate venture with General Motors.