The front view shows the strong hood lines and integration of the new Volkswagen design language across the face of the vehicle. The side view introduces the broad C-pillar and strong shoulder line, as well as the distinctive three window segments. In addition, the sculptured side panel has a strong rocker line running between the wheel arches. The unique head and tail lights are visible from the front and rear perspectives and underscore the model's modern, sporty look.
The NMS will be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) 2011 and its market introduction will take place in the third quarter of that year.