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Spy Shots: new Volkswagen Santana testing in China, in convoy

Published on July 12, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

new Volkswagen Santana testing in China

The new Volkswagen Santana keeps us busy today. Earlier this morning we brought you the news that the new Santana (code named Santana NF) would hit the Chinese car market late this year, priced between 80.000 and 100.000 yuan. Now we have a big bunch of new spy shots showing the base Santana and the more luxurious versions. Chinese media report furthermore that full production at the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture will start in September.

new Volkswagen Santana testing in China

Blue car is base model. Now a little copy-paste from our earlier post:

The Santana NF is based on the new 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. Engines: 1.4 with 90hp and 1.6 with 110hp. The Santana NF seems to have a slightly longer wheelbase compared to the Polo, it should have, because the current Santana is very popular among taxi drivers and it seems unlikely VW wants to forgo this market.

new Volkswagen Santana testing in China

This is the more upmarket version, note different alloys.

new Volkswagen Santana testing in China

Base version again.

new Volkswagen Santana testing in China

A Santana NF convoy!

Via: Autohome.

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  1. cjcz92- July 13, 2012 Reply

    too bad every car they make looks the same. Won’t be able to tell any of them apart even with different alloys and crap like that…

  2. Cobal- July 13, 2012 Reply

    Brother of Seat Toledo and Skoda Rapid.

  3. Alan- July 26, 2012 Reply

    You know I think if this is the new santana, it will be crazy! Old ones are so dull. But this one is so much better than the old ones! And this is going to be a taxi in china

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