Rendered Speculation: Volkswagen Lavida Cross for the China car market
Published on March 6, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Chinese interwebs are buzzing with rumors about a possible Volkswagen Lavida Cross, which would be based on the upcoming Volkswagen Lavida Variant-wagon-hatchback-thing that will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April. The Lavida Variant is based on the China-only Volkswagen Lavida,which is made in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture.
A cross version of the hatch-wagon certainly seems a possibility. Cross-vehicles are still very popular in China, especially in the cities where car buyers think a cross-car will get faster through a traffic jam.
Earlier spy shot of the wagon-hatch. It will be slightly shorter than the Lavida sedan, 4454 against 4605, wheelbase is the same with 2610. Engines as in the sedan: a 130hp 1.4 turbo and a 104hp 1.6. Price will start around 120.000 yuan.
Pics via iFeng.