New Volkswagen Lavida (facelift) images surface – Report

Aravind

Aravind Jayachandran, I'm a huge petrolhead, an automobile engineer, a massive fan of Ferrari, and loves collecting die-cast models for inspiration.

Volkswagen Lavida series exclusive to Chinese market.

The first images of the China-exclusive Volkswagen Lavida have surfaced on Chinese portals. The VW Lavida is built by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture, based on the older VW PQ34 platform.

2015 Volkswagen Lavida facelift front three quarter revealed in images
Changes in the facelifted Lavida include updated headlamps with new clusters, re-profile lower intake with new foglamps and chrome element running across.

Available in sedan and estate bodystyles (called Gran Lavida), changes include updated headlamps with new clusters, re-profile lower intake with new foglamps and chrome element, new LED clusters for the taillamps, and a redesigned rear bumper.

Inside, the 2015 VW Lavida gets a new multifunction 3-spoke steering wheel, updated instrument cluster and new trim materials for the dashboard, including the addition of a chrome lining across the dashboard. The new Lavida will be available in three interior color schemes. It comes equipped with a Start/Stop button, an infotainment display with Mirrorlink smartphone connectivity, and a “Clean Air” HVAC system.

2015 Volkswagen Lavida facelift interior revealed in images
Inside, the Lavida gets a new steering wheel, improved build quality and new trim options.

Power for the VW Lavida comes from a 1.4-liter turbo TSI engine, which delivers 131 hp and 225 Nm of torque through a 7-speed DSG gearbox. Reports suggest that VW will also add a 1.2-liter TSI engine in the Bluemotion variant paired to the 7-speed DSG. Fuel consumption of the Bluemotion variant is expected to return 19.56 km/L (Chinese standard).

2015 Volkswagen Lavida facelift rear three quarter revealed in images
Power for the VW Lavida comes from a 1.4-liter turbo TSI engine, which delivers 131 hp and 225 Nm of torque through a 7-speed DSG gearbox.

Also Read: VW CEO confirms budget car family for 2018

The facelifted VW Lavida will reportedly launch later this month in China, and prices are expected to be similar to outgoing model, stretching from 84,900 yuan to 137,900 yuan (INR 8.67 lakhs to INR 14.09 lakhs).

2016 VW Lavida – Image Gallery

[Source: Autohome.cn]

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

VW Lavida News & Updates

Auto Shanghai Live 2013 – VW Gran Lavida steps in

Spied – Volkswagen Lavida wagon caught testing in China

International Wrap – VW clones Passat, EcoSport’s MPV counterpart, Europe’s Renault Pulse