Volkswagen has taken the occasion of the Beijing Motor Show as opportunity to debut its latest sedan. Called the Lavida, it's the second-generation of a model produced in China specifically for the Chinese market.
The Lavida, Volkswagen's first vehicle designed and developed by and specifically for the Chinese market, will soon be going electric. Comrades, behold the E-Lavida. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, details about the actual vehicle are pretty thin at the moment. The car will be developed semi-independent of German overseer's, but the Lavida will fit into VW's overall EV strategy, dubbed "e-Mobility." According to Winfried Vahland, CEO of Volkswagen Group China:
The Volkwagen Lavida (or La Vida, perhaps) is VW's China-only sedan that will go into production this summer. The car will be built in China by Shanghai Volkswagen, and could get the Chinese produced 1.4-liter TSI engine as well, but is more likely to come with a 1.8- or 2.0-liter engine.