Volkswagen Gran Lavida will hit the Chinese car market on June 29
Published on May 17, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
The Volkswagen Gran Lavida will hit the Chinese car market on June 29, price will range from 107.800 yuan to 166.900 yuan. The Gran Lavida is a new China-only sportback/wagon/hatchback/thing based on the China-only Volkswagen Lavida sedan. The Gran Lavida debuted on the Shanghai Auto Show last month.
The Lavida sedan and Gran Lavida are made in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture. The Gran Lavida is slightly shorter than the Lavida sedan, 4454 against 4605, wheelbase is the same 2610. Engines as in the sedan: a 130hp 1.4 turbo and a 104hp 1.6.
An interesting car that sits in a segment of its own. There aren’t any other small wagonhatchsportbacks on the market today. Price-wise it will compete with cheap sedans and cheap SUV’s from local Chinese automakers.