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Volkswagen is working on a large car to fit into the gap between the Passat and the Phaeton (pictured), if the rumour-mongers at German mag Auto Bild are to be believed.

It won't be a new version of the CC though, the Passat's slightly larger, lower-roofed brother.

When it arrives, VW's "Super Passat" will reportedly be offered in both five-door hatchback and wagon body styles, which sounds suspiciously similar to the configuration already offered by the Skoda Superb.

But Auto Bild reports that VW's new large car won't be based on its Czech cousin, and instead will use either the Audi A6's MLB or the next-gen Passat's MQB platform as its foundation.

Like the Superb, though, powertrain options are expected to include four and six-cylinder petrol and four-cylinder diesel engines, with drive going to either the front wheels or all four wheels.

Little else is known about VW's plans for a new large car, but if it does eventuate it may only be destined for sale in China and the USA. Watch this space.

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