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.