Category Archives: Volkswagen

New VW Santana: 2012 Guangzhou Auto Show in Pics (6)

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Launched in Wolfsburg, Germany, the all-new Santana from Shanghai-Volkswagen made its Chinese debut in Guangzhou. The legendary car, with nearly 4 million deliveries since its first release in China 29 years ago, is slated for release next month. Prices are expected to start below 90,000 Yuan. Beyond the name, the re-designed Santana shares little with […]

FAW-VW to Release Audi Q3 in H1 2013, with Both FWD and 4WD Options

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More details of the upcoming Chinese-built Audi Q3 were revealed days before its appearance at this year’s Guangzhou Auto Show. The compact crossover SUV will retain its 2603mm wheelbase in China, not to be enlarged as some other Audi models. Besides a 19mm reduction in height, no major modification will be carried out regarding the […]

FAW-VW Began to Roll Out MQ200 Transmissions in Changchun

In a significant boost to local production, FAW-Volkswagen began to roll out MQ200 transmissions in Changchun, Jilin, on October 31. The opening of the new plant, able to churn out 450,000 units a year, is crucial to the joint venture’s plan to raise annual vehicle production capacity to 1.6 million by 2015. The MQ200 transmissions […]

BAIC Caught Copying VW Tiguan

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To be exact, BAIC (Beijing Auto, Beiqi) was exposed, by, developing a long-wheelbase version of the Tiguan SUV through reverse engineering. The Tiguan-derived model is believed to be a production version of the C51X concept BAIC showcased at the 2012 Beijing auto show. Above: BAIC C51X Concept Previously we learned that the C51X was […]

Shanghai-Volkswagen Releases Restyled Lavida, Priced between US$17,747-26,235


Sunday evening in Qingdao, the joint venture of SAIC and Volkswagen (SVW) announced the pricing for the face-lifted Lavida compact sedan, one of the most popular cars in China. The nine versions, powered by either a 1.4L TSI or 1.6L engine, have a price range of 112,900-166,900 Yuan, basically unchanged from the previous. Developed by […]

Shanghai Volkswagen Opens New Plant in Yizheng, to Roll out Skoda Rapid and Yeti Next Year

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On July 26, Shanghai Volkswagen (SVW) celebrated the opening of its new fifth vehicle plant, which boosted its annual production capacity from the current level of 1.2 million to 1.5 million. Last year, SVW sold 1.16 million cars, including close to 200,000 of the Skoda brand. The new plant was built on the site of […]

Volkswagen to Build New DSG Plant in Tianjin

Despite the ongoing crisis caused by its faulty direct-shift gearboxes in China, Volkswagen prepares to build a second transmission plant in its largest market. Construction of the new DSG plant is set to begin in Tianjin in August. Since 2009 Volkswagen China has faced mounting consumer complaints about two types of DSG, the DQ200 and […]

VP of FAW Volkswagen Sales Probed for Fraud, Corruption

Jing Guosong, Vice President of FAW Volkswagen Sales Company has been investigated by China’s anti-corruption agencies for frauds involving a value of multi-million US dollars, according to 21st Century Business Herald. Unnamed source close to the matter revealed that Mr. Jing, an aggressive salesman known for starting "price wars," has engaged in unauthorized transactions with […]

Patent Drawings of Shanghai-Volkswagen’s Tantus EV

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In last September, the bulletin of newly certified vehicle models from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology publicized for the first time the Tantus brand pure electric sedan from Shanghai-Volkswagen. Codenamed SVW7007BEV on the bulletin, the Tantus sedan has been considered a re-badged Lavida blue-e-motion showcased at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show. Today, […]