Spy Shots: new Volkswagen Santana without camouflage in China

Published on June 25, 2012 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: new Volkswagen Santana without camouflage in China

Finally we have the very first pictures of the new Volkswagen Santana for the Chinese car market. The new Santana, codenamed ‘Santana NF’, will arrive in November to replace to good old old Santana that has been on the market since 1985 until today. The Santana NF is based on the Volkswagen Polo sedan and will be positioned above the Polo. The new Volkswagen Jetta, which will arrive in early 2013, is also based on the Polo sedan and will be positioned below the Polo.

Spy Shots: new Volkswagen Santana without camouflage in China

The Santana NF iswill be made in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture. Car on spy shots seems slightly longer than the Polo. Could be just the overhang but a slightly longer wheelbase is also possible. A longer wheelbase would make sense since the current Santana is widely popular among taxi drivers. The Santana NF will likely debut at the Guangzhou Auto Show in November. Engines: 1.4 with 90hp and 1.6 with 110hp.

Volkswagen Santana China

The current Santana Vista. Price starts at 58.900 yuan and ends at 79.800 yuan. More on the Santana in China see this earlier article for a complete history, and here for some mad customizing.

Via: Sohu.com.


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  1. kael- June 25, 2012 Reply

    i truly hate VW now …..fucking same design same dashboard same same same just the name change ! crapy brand !

  2. kael- June 25, 2012 Reply

    do you guys really think there is a big difference btw their models ? gosh what’s wrong with them ! but seems it works fine ! everyone still buying it maybe because they can fool their friends by telling em that a santana is a passat ! and it’s easy to believe it actually ! anyway …VW just demised for me

  3. cjcz92- June 25, 2012 Reply

    I dislike VW for the same thing. Its so boring!

  4. Cobal- June 26, 2012 Reply

    This car have the same doors than the new european Skoda Rapid and Seat Toledo.

  5. Kei- June 26, 2012 Reply

    What they’re doing over there in China is confusing to say the least… normally Polo would be the lowest positioned vehicle, than the Jetta and then the Santana (Passat)… why are they positioning the Jetta below the Polo is just beyond reasonable to me atleast… and why base the Chinese market Jetta on the Polo when there is a new car sold as Jetta in the rest of the world which is basically a Golf sedan, and thats what Jettas always were, a sedan version of Golf…

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