A kind of crossover between a sports coupé and an off-road estate car, the Neeza has been designed in China specifically for the Chinese market - another sign that the Far Eastern superpower is fast becoming the most exciting emerging automotive market in the world.

Combining both Chinese and German design philosophies, the front end features a grille and bumper design that is typically V'Dub, yet traditional Chinese window engravings are incorporated into the design.

You also get a large, functional interior with swivel front seats so passengers can face each other. Suicide doors allow superb access to the rear seats and a large panoramic roof gives a bright interior. Interestingly, traditional radio and sat nav has given way to what Shanghai VW calls a "magic box" interface that handles those functions as well as phone and personal organiser functions.

The pictures also seem to show some kind of ambient neon mood lighting, which ups the bling factor a few notches.