Once the dominant player in China’s auto market with a 50-percent marketshare, VW’s Sino sales have fallen dramatically recently to the point it’s number one position is being threatened by GM. Enter the Sagitar, a renamed version of the Jetta that the company says is the “best example of German engineering and quality brought to China.” Dubbed the brand’s new flagship model for China, the Sagitar doesn’t appear to visually divert from the Jetta in any way, shape or form.

The company has seen a 40-percent rise in sales during the first quarter of 2005 versus the same period last year and its hoping the Sagitar will further boost that momentum.

[Source: Press of Atlantic City via German Car Blog]