Spy Shots: new Volkswagen Santana arrives at the Guangzhou Auto Show
Published on November 22, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
The new Volkswagen Santana has arrived at the exhibition hall of the Guangzhou Auto Show where it will have its China-debut tomorrow, it will be launched on the Chinese auto market in December. The new Santana is made in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture
The new Volkswagen Santana is basically the same car as the new Volkswagen Jetta which debuted on the Chengdu Auto Show in late August and will be launched in January, and the Skoda Rapid that will be launched later next year.The Santana and the Rapid will be made by Shanghai-Volkswagen, and the Jetta by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture.
All three cars stand on the same PQ25 platform and all will get the same engines: a 1.4 with 90hp and a 1.6 with 110hp, mated to a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. Price for the new Santana will start somewhere around 70.000 yuan.
It doesn’t look bad but there ain’t one line that is even a little bit exciting. Boring to the max!, but sadly that is how most Chinese car buyers like it best…