Resurgent Volkswagen is following through on its give-the-markets-what-they-want strategy, with its Chinese and Brazilian arms both showing locally designed concept cars. For China, it’s the A-SUV segment T-Rocstar, unveiled at the Guangzhou motor show. For Brazil, it’s the small Virtus sedan, to be built in Sao Paolo as part of a €1.8bn push to build 13 new models in local plants by 2020. The T-Rocstar concept is a halfway house design to get locals used to the fact that they won’t be getting the European-built T-Roc, but something that’s closer to local tastes. Designed largely for suburban work, the T-Rocstar will still sit on the high-rise version Golf’s MQB architecture and will be roughly the same size overall. That makes it smaller than the Chinese-built, seven-seat Teramont/Atlas that is the largest MQB machine Volkswagen makes. The main news for SA is the reveal of the Virtus because it could well be under consideration for the local market and Volkswagen SA has capacity to...

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