The new Volkswagen Lavida will start production between June and July, the new Berlin proposal created by Wolfsburg for the Chinese market.
The car distinguishes itself through more advanced mechanics, not only in comparison to the products usually dedicated by Western countries to emerging markets, but also in absolute terms. For the engines it appears as if the modern 1.4 TSI engine (assembled in China) will be used, even if it’s more likely that the 1.6l or 1.8 turbo will be employed in the next generation.
Even the platform - PQ 34 - will be shared with other illustriuous european parents such as the VW Golf, new Beetle, Jetta, Audi A4, TT, Seat Leon and the Skoda Octavia. It is foreseen that the “mini-Phaeton” (nickname coined by the Chinese press) will sell 8000 cars in the second half of 2008. The figure is still modest but it’s the prelude for a strong expansion.
Via | ChinaCarTimes