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.
Don’t understand why there is a need for 1 more model in china, jetta or passat is not enough?