New VW Lavida debuts in Beijing

Beijing, 24. April 2018

After Volkswagen has unveiled in the past few weeks, the new Touareg, shows the brand the new Generation of the Lavida. The name you have never heard of? There is no shame, we know him only Recently.

Twice as often sold as the Golf in us

So: The Lavida is a no-frills, compact notchback saloon with the emphasis on practicality and a Design that knocks out the least. However, with approximately 450,000 units sold in the year 2017, the Lavida is a very important model. The number of pieces is loose twice as high as the sales figures of the VW Golf in Germany. Also in the huge China, it is a word and so the Lavida is the market leader limousine among compact sedan. He makes up nearly a third of the sales of Shanghai Volkswagen, or one-seventh of the total sales figures of VW in China (FAW-Volkswagen) of 3.2 million units.

Now based on the MQB

The old Generation of the Lavida was based on the platform PQ34, the Golf IV and the first Skoda Octavia donned. The new, third Version, however, is based on the MQB. Old and new Generation should be sold for a while, side by side. Chinese media reports that the new Lavida will be with a 116-horsepower 1.5-Liter gasoline engine and a 1.2-Liter turbo gasoline engine with the same power available. In addition, there is a 1.4-Liter Turbo with 150 HP. Buyers have a choice between a five-speed circuit, and a six-speed automatic.

A longer wheelbase for more interior space

In comparison to the previous model, the new Lavida is longer, wider and lower. The extended wheelbase provides more legroom in the rear. Who needs more cargo space, you can still buy the Gran Lavida, the estate version of the Lavida. Both body styles are manufactured by SAIC (Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation), a Chinese manufacturer, which cooperates with GM and VW.

CC, T-Roc and I. D. Vizzion

In addition to the new Touareg and the Lavida VW shows at the Auto China in Beijing (25. to 4. May 2018) also the built in China Arteon, which is sold as CC, as well as the T-Roc. The study I. D. Vizzion, an electric-powered upper-class sedan, which is to go to 2022 in the series, will be at the fair.(sl)