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PRODUCT EYE: Volkswagen reworks China’s Santana

up with some of Volkswagen products is a bit like keeping up all the models Nissan has named Almera and Pulsar — you to know your cars and call on some professional like the goldmine that is our own Product Life Database for short). You sure need it you go there and encounter a Mark 2 with a different nose to the one you or a Mark IV Golf with the generation Jetta’s front

Santana. Should ring a as a very late 1970s/early large Volkswagen sold and even made under — with some such as a proper wiper for right-hand drive — in by none other than Motor. Remember?

Go to Shanghai and it every taxi on the road is sort of Santana. Usually in and white. That’s because, the mid-1980s, it’s been there by a Shanghai Automotive venture and the end-of-line counter has by now got to 4m units. When it finally the second generation on Monday (29 Volkswagen said Santana is one of the successful models in China.

This is the car, VW said, introduces mobilisation to an entire and laid the foundation for a long and partnership with the Chinese industry and a new era of modern carmaking.

29 years later, the Santana is a for the quality of the brand and its tradition.

The new is more or less what the of the world already gets, Mexico, as the Jetta, which in plain or fancy versions to market — even suspension layout can vary simple to complex.

For the Chinese version, VW China talks redeveloped with styling is Volkswagen clear and precise. space concept and 2,603 mm create noticeably more room at the rear seats and the boot is spacious with 480 of cargo capacity. Safety, and a sophisticated appearance were points in its development.

Standard or optional features ABS, front, side and airbags, stability control, air or automatic climate control, sliding sunroof, alloy parking sensors and leather Chinese buyers will get the Trendline, Comfortline and Highline levels offered in many markets (they mostly use names like SE or Match in the UK, for some reason).

The new Chinese gets only naturally-aspirated engines from VW’s developed EA 211 petrol engine These innovative aluminium with 16-valve technology and of the exhaust manifold in the cylinder are claimed to be very efficient. The version produces 66kW/90PS combined fuel consumption of km (aka v economical) while the has 81kW/110PS and fuel consumption of km.

Compared to the previous model, economy and CO2 emissions have improved by up to 28%.

Here’s we have in PLDB on the new car. It be the replacement for the aged Santana and Vista sedans. The Santana architecture is said to be that of the V Golf, though some claim it uses an update of the PQ25 platform. The model is in expected to be a slightly revised of the latest Jetta. This be the model sold in the Americas, not the former does without the rear suspension and soft-touch for its interior which distinguish sold in EU markets.

Strangely, the debut of the new Santana took at the main Volkswagen plant in apparently because it was the development of Santana generation one.

The new car of course, be built in China by Volkswagen Automotive.

And most of us here in the west see it first, in green and white, on the stand at Shanghai airport.

the press release

World of the new Santana

Second generation of Volkswagen model in China

as an entirely remade car

Wolfsburg, 30 2012 With nearly million units sold, the

Santana is one of the most successful in China.

The notchback saloon a greater presence on Chinese

than any other car.

In the not only did Volkswagen introduce to an

entire country with the in China; at the same time, it the

foundation for a long and sustained with the Chinese

automobile and a new era of modern carmaking. Today, 29

later, the Santana is a synonym for the of the brand and its


The new Santana was fully with styling that is

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clear and precise. Its intelligent concept and 2,603 mm wheelbase

noticeably more knee at the rear seats, and the car’s is

spacious with 480 litres of capacity. Safety, comfort and a

appearance were focal in its development.

Accordingly, its features such key details as ABS, side and

head airbags, ESC stabilisation programme, air conditioning or

climate control, electric sunroof, alloy wheels,

sensors and leather upholstery. are either standard or optional

on the equipment line. In China, the is available in the

Trendline, Comfortline and versions.

The Santana is powered by naturally-aspirated four-cylinder

engines of the developed EA 211 petrol engine These

innovative aluminium engines. 16-valve technology and integration

of the manifold in the cylinder head. are by high

efficiency. The 1.4-litre produces 66 kW / 90 PS and has a

combined fuel of just 5.9 l/100 km, while the has 81

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