The estate version of the China-only Volkswagen Lavida is set to hit the Chinese car market at the end of June, reports CarNewsChina. The Volkswagen Gran Lavida, as it’s called, made its first official appearance at the recent Auto Shanghai, and will be priced between RMB107.8k and 166.9k (RM53k-82k).
A product of the Shanghai-Volkswagen JV (so is the iconic Santana), the Volkswagen Gran Lavida shares the same 2.61-metre wheelbase as its sedan sibling, but is 150 mm shorter in overall length. The 131 PS 1.4 litre TSI and 105 hp naturally-aspirated 1.6 litre carry over from the sedan.
The Volkswagen Lavida and Gran Lavida sit on the PQ34 platform, a platform that underpinned the Mk4 Golf/Jetta and the original Audi A3 and TT, amongst others. The Lavida entered its second generation last year. See live pictures from the Shanghai show below – we’ve also included shots of the sedan.