The Volkswagen New Midsize Coupe (NMC) Concept may be a model that will compete against the Mercedes-Benz CLA. The new four door study is said to preview a future VW Jetta based model and will be positioned as a smaller, cheaper alternative to the VW CC from 2016.

VW design boss Klaus Bischoff says that the new Midsize Coupe is an "avant-garde protagonist for a new compact sedan class".