The moment all of China's VW fanboys have been waiting for has arrived, these are the first clear shots of the Volkswagen Lavida. This is the first car specifically for the Chinese market, the Lavida is based on on VAG's existing PQ34 platform and is about 4-inches longer than a Jetta. Nicknamed by some as the "Mini Phaeton", the Lavida is said to have quite the luxurious interior as it is being positioned against the likes of the Buick Excelle. No word yet on technical specifications, but if they offer one with 4motion and a TDI engine, we'd be glad to have them stateside — though that definitely won't be happening any time soon.

[China Car Times]