The German automaker will showcase 2019 Volkswagen Lavida at the upcoming 2018 Auto China. Volkswagen Lavida has a huge task on their hands as it will replace its predecessor which is the best-selling compact sedan in China. In 2017 alone, Volkswagen sold around of 450,000 Lavida’s. However, 2019 Volkswagen Lavida will be spacious cabin and inculcate modern styling. In the 2019 Volkswagen Lavida, the company discarded PQ34 underpinning that was present in the previous model. Now, new Volkswagen Lavida uses MQB platform and it helps in increasing longer wheelbase. The wheelbase is 3.1 inch longer and premium cabin.
2019 Volkswagen Lavida will be offered with wide range of turbocharged petrol engines. It includes 1.2 liter, 1.4 liter and new 1.5 liter engine respectively. The engine can be mated with an optional six-speed automatic transmission. Apart from 2019 Volkswagen Lavida, the company will also showcase Chinese version of Arteon. The new Volkswagen Arteon will have CC nameplate. This coupe will be made locally and target Chinese customers who are looking for a premium saloon. 2019 Volkswagen Lavida will also be made locally at SAIC-Volkswagen local venture and the sale will commence from this July.
Volkswagen is one of the biggest brands in China and they have sold 3.2 million vehicles in 2017. The upward trend is continuing in 2018 too as it is reflecting on the first quarter. They have sold 750,000 units of vehicle and it is growth of 8.6 per cent when compared with previous year. Volkswagen has already declared that they will 10 electric vehicles by year 2023. They are setting a target to sell 650,000 electric vehicles by 2025.