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Volkswagen Santana (上海大眾 桑塔納/上海大众 桑塔纳) (NF/VW253CS). 2012 to date (prod. n/a). 4- and 5-door sedan. F/F, 1395, 1598 cm³ (I4 DOHC). After four million first-generation Santanas sold in China, Shanghai Volkswagen moves on to a second generation. Shorter, narrower and taller. Very similar to MQB saloons Škoda Rapid and SEAT Toledo, but longer wheelbase (2,603 mm) and a conventional boot. Despite longer wheelbase, early reports indicated that rear legroom was not that different from Vento, Jetta VI or the Rapid, also sold in China. Modern EA211 DOHC units outputting 90 and 110 PS, the former related to the 1·4 in the Volkswagen Polo V Blue GT. Well equipped, less basic than the original Santana, and considered more youthful rather than traditional. Gran Santana denoted the hatchback version, from 2015, similar in concept to the Škoda Rapid Spaceback.

Manufacturing location: Shanghai, China

Marque: Volkswagen | Model: Volkswagen Santana | Predecessor: Volkswagen Santana (B2)

q.v. Volkswagen Jetta Night

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