Yeah, there are some oddities in the VW lineup when it comes to selling stuff in China. Most of all is the super weird MK2 Jetta, which is still a huuuuuge seller in the chinese market! How the chinese keep buying it is beyond me. It looks absolutely miserable. The original MK2 was actually pretty damn good looking for the time—-the revised one, as you can see below…..is just……weird.
Then comes another grand surprise! VW still sells a version of the Quantum (yes, the 1980s VW Quantum!) under the name Santana Vista. How does it look? Well, again…it looks completely terrible. Archaic technology, only the chinese could love….
Next there are two cars i have NO IDEA about. One is called the VW Lavida….which looks almost like a Daewoo/Chevy/Kia and the other is just a bunch of chinese letters i cannot read. These cars are probably being made in China or Korea, and selling under the guise of VW. I can’t be arsed to really look up what they are….but it’s strange to see two VWs selling under the badge, while completely unknown outside the Chinese market.
for more information on these, ahem, GLORIOUS chinese VWs, go to: www.vw.com/cn