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Spy Shots: Volkswagen Sagitar GLI is Naked in China

Published on March 18, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Volkswagen Sagitar GLI is Naked in China

Today we have our very own spy shots. I met this red Volkswagen Sagitar GLI this morning on my way to work in Beijing, parked in front of a new Volkswagen Jetta. The Sagitar GLI is a sporty version of the China-made Sagitar sedan, which is based on the American Volkswagen Jetta. The Sagitar GLI will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April, but we got it first!

Spy Shots: Volkswagen Sagitar GLI is Naked in China

The Sagitar GLI gets the same engine as the China-made Volkswagen Golf GTI; a 2.0 TSI with 200hp and 280nm. The GLI loox faster with a sporty front bumper, GLI-badges and speedy 5-spoke alloys.

The Sagitar is made in China by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture. Price of the standard car starts at 101.800 yuan and ends at 185.800 yuan. Engines: 1.6, 1.4 TSI, and 1.8 TSI. Price for the Sagitar GLI will start just under 200.000 yuan.

Spy Shots: Volkswagen Sagitar GLI is Naked in China

Alloys very good, big red brake even better!

Spy Shots: Volkswagen Sagitar GLI is Naked in China

Low front spoiler, front a lot meaner than on standard car. The Volkswagen Sagitar GLI is the spiritual successor of the manic Volkswagen Bora R which was powered by a 180hp 1.8 turbo.

Spy Shots: Volkswagen Sagitar GLI is Naked in China

Sagitar GLI is not too green, tree is not too happy.

Spy Shots: Volkswagen Sagitar GLI is Naked in China

6-speed DSG transmission. Red stitch work for sporty.

Spy Shots: Volkswagen Sagitar GLI is Naked in China

No ‘Sagitar’ badge, only ‘GLI’, indicating this is probably a final pre-production car. Small wing on the back which we didn’t see on earlier spy shots.

Spy Shots: Volkswagen Sagitar GLI is Naked in China

Standard Volkswagen Sagitar.

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