All new SAIC Volkswagen Lavida spied in China
Autohome.com.cn revealed only a few days ago a heavily camouflaged new generation SAIC Volkswagen Lavida and FAW Volkswagen Bora twins - read here - more volkswagen mqb sedans on their way.
Now Autohome.com.cn has images
without camouflage that reveal the exterior design of the all new SAIC Volkswagen Lavida, designed and made for China.
This all new Lavida also has grown in dimensions with a total length of 4670mm (+65mm), width of 1806mm (+41mm), height of 1474mm (+14mm) and wheelbase of 2688mm (+78mm) according to the article from Autohome.com.cn.
Powering the new generation Lavida are EA211 engines - a new 1.5L (85kW / 110hp) naturally aspirated engine joins the family replacing the 1.6L and 1.2T (85kW / 110hp) and 1.4T (110kW / 150hp) turbo engines finish the engine range according to the article.
The SAIC Volkswagen Lavida and FAW Volkswagen (New) Bora were both launched in 2008. Both based on a modified PQ24 platform (fourth generation Golf/Jetta 1998-2004) aimed at the Chinese market. Both have been successful in China with the Lavida sedan selling over 2.5 million units and Bora sedan selling over 1.6 million units (sales figures from 2008-2016).
As far as we can guess and know both Lavida and Bora will spawn MQB based SUV variants (to be revealed by 2019) as well as new hatch (SAIC VW Gran Lavida) and wagon (FAW VW C-Trek) versions as Volkswagen Group China aims to fill all the niches it can in China to retake the sales lead.
Stay tuned for more information as it comes to hand.