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Volkswagen launches second-generation Santana; up to 28% improvement in fuel economy and CO2 emissions

Volkswagen held the world premiere of the second-generation Santana sedan at its plant in Wolfsburg. First introduced in China in the 1980s, the first generation sold nearly 4 million units, and is one of the most successful models in China. The new Sanata improves fuel economy and CO2 emissions by up to 28% compared to the previous model.

The Santana is powered exclusively by naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engines of the newly developed EA 211 gasoline engine series. The 1.4-liter version produces 66 kW / 90 PS / 89 hp and has a combined fuel consumption of 5.9 l/100 km (40 mpg US), while the 1.6-liter has 81 kW / 110 PS / 109 hp and fuel consumption of 6.0 l/100 km (39.2 mpg US).

Features include ABS, front, side and head airbags, ESC electronic stabilization program, air conditioning or automatic climate control, electric sliding sunroof, alloy wheels, parking sensors and leather upholstery—which are either standard or optional depending on the equipment line. In China, the Santana is available in the Trendline, Comfortline and Highline versions.

The new Santana is produced in China at Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive.

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