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    Thread: Chinese release 2013 FAW VW Jetta (think Polo sedan)

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      08-31-2012 01:58 AM #1
      2012 (13MY) FAW Volkswagen Jetta (VWs Skoda Rapid)








      Related to VW Polo & Skoda Rapid (PQ25) in Europe and soon to be released Shanghai VW Santana.

      Power is from the EA 211 (related to new Golf 7 and up!) 1.4L 66 kW and 1.6L 81kW.

      Length 4.4m
      Width 1.70m
      Height 1.46m
      Wheelbase 2603mm
      Last edited by phaeton; 08-31-2012 at 02:02 AM.

    2. 08-31-2012 04:00 AM #2
      The lower grille treatment, cheapens the look.

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      08-31-2012 05:40 AM #3
      Wow, what a bland, boring and depressing car.

      Debadge it, change the grill slightly, and nobody would ever know it was a VW as well, the design is just that bland...

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      08-31-2012 08:43 AM #4
      So is this replacing the MkII?

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      08-31-2012 09:33 AM #5
      So which generation Corolla is this again?

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      08-31-2012 09:38 AM #6
      That is a boring car. Wow...it looks like something you'd expect to see in 2001.
      Easy like Sunday Morning.

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      08-31-2012 10:45 AM #7
      What is it about cars carrying the same name, but look otherwise completely different in other markets?

      I understand all of the need to probably get a good price point, but I just don't understand why there is such a difference?

      It bears next to no resemblance to the Jetta produced everywhere else, except for the fact that it has four doors.

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      08-31-2012 10:53 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by GrayMarauder View Post
      What is it about cars carrying the same name, but look otherwise completely different in other markets?

      I understand all of the need to probably get a good price point, but I just don't understand why there is such a difference?

      It bears next to no resemblance to the Jetta produced everywhere else, except for the fact that it has four doors.
      This replaces the Chinese Jetta, which is the oooold Mk2 Jetta. So think of it as parallel evolution.
      "We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."
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      08-31-2012 01:07 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by GrayMarauder View Post
      What is it about cars carrying the same name, but look otherwise completely different in other markets?

      I understand all of the need to probably get a good price point, but I just don't understand why there is such a difference?

      It bears next to no resemblance to the Jetta produced everywhere else, except for the fact that it has four doors.
      Mk6 is called FAW Sagitar. Quit your worrying...




    10. 08-31-2012 01:58 PM #10
      This is the old Jetta in China.




      OMG THIS IS AWESOME:



      Which is our:

      Last edited by lorge1989; 08-31-2012 at 02:03 PM.

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      08-31-2012 02:17 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by lorge1989 View Post
      This is the old Jetta in China.



      OMG THIS IS AWESOME:

      Is it wrong that I kind of like this?

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      08-31-2012 03:00 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by lorge1989 View Post


      Are they eying up the car or the dog?

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      08-31-2012 04:05 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by lorge1989 View Post
      OT: I wonder how long I have to hold on to my '85 Jetta to sell it for the MSRP

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      08-31-2012 10:05 PM #14
      that has to be the worst looking vw ever.

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      08-31-2012 10:16 PM #15
      First time ever TCL hasn't asked that a new Polo be sold here.

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      08-31-2012 10:22 PM #16
      Its pretty awesome for what market this is for.

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