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Beijing 2008 Live: FAW-VW New Bora

By Yoann Besnard on 25 April 2008 | Commentaires (1) Comments | Permalink

2008_vw_bora FAW-VW has unveiled its latest creation, the new Bora saloon set to compete with the new SAIC-VW Lavida.

2008_vwbora_03 Chinese car sector is a very complex business where it's like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Volkswagen has two joint ventures with SAIC and FAW which competes with each other. Unlike the Lavida which is rumoured to share its underpinnings with the Passat, this Bora is based on the Polo platform.

2008_vwbora_08 Surprisingly, the VW-FAW Bora retains the same wheelbase as the Lavida, but it’s shorter by 54 mm at 4,540 mm. The exterior styling is also different as the Bora takes its styling cues from the Jetta.

2008_vwbora_10 Like its VW Shanghai counterpart, the new Bora will be available with a choice of two 4-cylinder petrol engines that can be paired to either a manual or a six-speed Tiptronic gearbox. The new Bora will be available in China in two trim levels "Trendline" and "Comfortline".

Standard features include ABS, front passenger airbags, power steering, power windows, climate control system and a CD-Radio. The top version Comfortline adds 15in alloy wheels, sliding sunroof, chrome package, anti-theft warning system, and cruise control and parking sensors.


Posted by: maquli | Jun 5, 2009 11:23:58 AM

The latest China only incarnation of the VW Bora has been spotted out testing in North East China.
VW’s China line up is truly confusing, with various different models aimed at the same segment. The new VW Bora will go up against the recently launched SAIC VW Lavida, as well as the Sagitar, and the larger VW Magotan. Confused? We are, so imagine what it feels like for the average Chinese customer.


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