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Re: Shanghai VW Lavida (Model Y)

VW Lavida on sale for 112,800 yuan plus

June 26, 2008 - Shanghai Volkswagen launched its new Lavida to the Chinese market on June 25. This all-new Lavida model is the first A-Class sedan jointly developed by Chinese and German technicians of the joint venture between Shanghai Auto (SAIC) and Volkswagen. The Lavida "made in and for China" will sell for 112,800 yuan ($16,424) to 149,800 yuan.

The Lavida sedan, which debuted at the 2008 Beijing auto show in April, is said to be "thoroughly tailored to the automotive wishes of modern Chinese society." It is Shanghai VW's first production model of the Lavida sedan, which Volkswagen has designated as one of its new strategic models for the growing Chinese market.

At the Beijing show, the German carmaker bragged that the front-wheel-drive Lavida is "the first Volkswagen to be designed and developed entirely in China" and that it is intended to "blend into the urban environments of Chinese metropolises like Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou." The car is relatively large by Chinese standards, measuring 181 inches long, 2 inches longer than a Jetta.

The Lavida for sale in China's A-Class auto market will be offered with a choice of four-cylinder engines 1.6L and 2.0L engines, with an optional six-speed Tiptronic available. Now on sale are seven models in five colors: two 1.6L manual models, two 1.6L automatic models, two 2.0L automatic models, and one 2.0L manual model, priced between 112,800 yuan and 149,800 yuan.

Standard features of the Lavida include antilock brakes, front airbags, climate control, a CD player with an MP3 interface, power windows and an anti-theft alarm. A DVD navigation system, CD changer and side airbags are among the options.
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Lavida car's short supply to ease by year end.

September 17, 2008 - The short supply of Lavida (Langyi) cars made by Shanghai Volkswagen will be eased by the end of this year, the company's sales executive Zhanghai Hailiang told National Business Daily yesterday.

In the next three months, the joint venture carmaker will not raise the selling price of its Lavida model, and its Lavida output will accelerate and increase to meet the great demand in the market by December, said Zhang.

Since its launch in late June 2008 as an all-new model for China's A-class auto market, the Lavida model made by Shanghai VW has sold about 11,500 units, with 6,365 units sold in August (up 56% month on month) and has become one of the best-selling sedans in the market. Currently, most Shanghai VW’s dealers nationwide have sold all Lavida cars out of their inventories.

Last month, the Lavida model saw its sales defying a more drastic downturn in China's auto market, and they have been in short supply these weeks. The biggest concern of Shanghai VW's sales division is how to meet the growing number of orders (for Lavida cars) from customers and dealers, rather than worrying about the general slide in the auto market.

"Our Lavida production will be still like an uphill journey in the coming four or five months, but the company will speed up the manufacturing and increase output by working overtime properly and improving the productivity," said the sales executive.
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Re: Shanghai VW Lavida (Model Y)

VERY smart of VW to do a 1.4 version of the Lavida - it will save the consumer a nice chunk of change when it comes to sales tax due to new government regulations promoting the sales of smaller engine cars. It will be interesting to see how they price this........higher or lower than the basic 1.6 model? My guess is a bit higher - it has a auto trans and climate control. The Blue Motion version seems pretty interesting too - I'll be curious to see what it's gas mileage ends up REALLY being. 5.8l per 100km sounds pretty decent........depending on the engine size. Anyone have any info on the engine size for the Blue Motion?
 

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In Germany the 1.4 TSI Engines are always more expensive than the 1.6l NA Engines. Doesn't matter if it is a Golf, A3, Skoda Octavia or the Seat Leon.

Almost 1500€ depending on the Modell.

Question: Does the Chinese Lavida 1.4 TSI have the DSG DoubleCluchTransmission?

Because in GER the 1.4 TSI are only available with a 6 gear stick and the 7-gear DSG.
 
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