First images of the Volkswagen New Lavida for China
Published on July 9, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter
Volkswagen has released the first images of the ‘New Lavida’, which is marketing speak for a facelift for the immensely successful China-only Volkswagen Lavida series. The new facelifted Lavida will be launched on the Chinese car market late this month. The facelift includes a new grille, new headlights, new taillights, and new bumpers.
This is the current Lavida sedan, launched in 2012. Price starts at 84.900 yuan and ends at 137.900 yuan. Engines: a 110hp 1.6 and a 131hp 1.4 turbo. The Lavida is made by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture, it is based on the VW PQ34 platform.
The New Lavida will keep the 1.4 turbo but the 1.6 will be replaced by a 1.2 turbo. Price range will remain about the same.
This is the current Lavida Sport, a sporty variant of the Lavida with a different bumper and racy wheels, but with exactly the same engines. It will receive a facelift as well, but launch will be later.
First image of the facelifted Gran Lavida. The ‘Gran’ is a hatchback-wagon variant of the Lavida.
The current Gran Lavida. Same engines as the Lavida. It is more expensive; price starts at 115.900 yuan and ends at 163.900 yuan. There is also a sport version dressed just like the Lavida Sport sedan.
And this brown beauty is the Cross Lavida, a cross car based on the Gran Lavida. Same engines again. Price starts at 157.900 yuan and ends at 168.900 yuan. It will receive a facelift as well, but launch will be later.