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New 2010 Volkswagen Saveiro pickup released for South America

New 2010 Volkswagen Saveiro,New 2010 Volkswagen Saveiro - low res
New 2010 Volkswagen Saveiro,New 2010 Volkswagen Saveiro - low res

The South American market is to receive a new version of the Volkswagen Saveiro. The Saveiro is a compact pickup designed and built in Brazil. It competes with vehicles such as the Chevrolet Montana and Fiat Strada. These are the first images of the small utility and they show how it is now closer to other new VWs in its design. This is especially so for the upper trim models.

One flex-fuel engine size will do duty and provide two different power outputs depending on its fuel source. The 1.6-litre VHT (Volkswagen High Torque) filled with petrol makes 74kW (101hp) while filled with ethanol produces a slightly higher 77kW (104hp).

Three trim levels are available, a 1.6l (base), 1.6l Trend and 1.6l Trooper. The 1.6l is the most basic workhorse and features unpainted bumpers and very simple interior trim. Its sole purpose in life is to work. On a higher level is the Trend which comes with features like body colour-coded bumpers. Some may even go as far as calling it a freight car with flair. Top of the range is the Trooper model which is aimed at younger, active people. Visually it is also more specified.

 

Source: autoblog.it
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Published Aug 25th, 2009 1:26am By Thami Masemola
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paoveio paoveio
I'm brazilian, here the version most expensive this car cost around R$44.000,00, or 31.000,00 dollars..
Mar 23rd, 2011 6:58am
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Haggy Haggy
Why dont they go for a syncro version?
Oct 19th, 2009 6:09am
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Faithback Faithback
Middle to rear looks like the current/outgoing Corsa van. That means it looks nice enough not to embarrass one when using it for non-work activities. But I think this design demands large wheels to look great.
Aug 27th, 2009 2:08am
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pitsillos pitsillos
i think its perfect for the dirty jobs....
Aug 26th, 2009 8:43pm
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elstig elstig
Im from chile and this small pickup trucks are very popular between young people, and the cost one of this new its not U$ 24.000, its arround $12.000
Aug 26th, 2009 8:26am
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brsepultura brsepultura
He was talking about the truck's price in Brazil, not Chile. As someone mentioned, in Brazil the taxes are extreme, so the cars cost a lot around here. For example: Honda Civic 1.8L costs around US$ 40.000 here.
Oct 15th, 2009 3:10pm
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andre_a_s andre_a_s
Yes, like some said, Saveiro is very popular here in Brazil, and probably will return to be on the top of the sales. The hatchback version(Gol) and the saloon(Voyage) are on the top too. Of course is not exactly a masterpiece, but I think that it is good for what it stands for.
Aug 26th, 2009 5:08am
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tsiebrand tsiebrand
Some of you, like Renegade, are so ignorant. The Saveiro has been on the South American market for decades. This is what buyers want and VW, Fiat, Chevrolet, etc., fulfill the expectations with these cars. Buyers want a robust small ute and that is what they get. So just stop posting your comment on everything you don´t have a clue about.
Aug 25th, 2009 8:20pm
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JL JL
couldn't agree more
Aug 25th, 2009 10:55pm
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pmontero pmontero
neither could I... I´m sure this car will deliver exactly what the customers expect and need.
Aug 26th, 2009 9:50pm
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Renegade Renegade
Ugly piece of crap, what are they trying to do, make a cheap and stupid looking El Camino?
Aug 25th, 2009 7:25pm
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carbonsigma carbonsigma
Are you under the impession that the El Camino is the only pick-up/ute ever made? Wtf?
Aug 25th, 2009 9:49pm
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rogers rogers
@carbonsigma No, he's just an arrogant american.
Aug 26th, 2009 2:03am
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Edison Edison
I think it looks rather good considering it was built to a limited budget for the markets of developing nations. After all, not everyone in the world can afford a lifted 4WD pickup with thirsty V8 or turboed V6. Somebody's been hitting the Hatorade pretty hard.
Aug 26th, 2009 2:05am
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Edison Edison
@rogers. We're not all like that.
Aug 26th, 2009 2:20am
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rogers rogers
@ Edison I know.
Aug 26th, 2009 2:27am
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asifmax asifmax
yeah i'd like to see vw foist this on the europeans. why is it the south american market gets such a bad deal. vw's are just terminally dull to look at anyway with zero design flair...
Aug 25th, 2009 6:50pm
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pmontero pmontero
I´d say the styling is pretty nice, even better than the Gol/Voyage versions. However we will have to wait and see whether they can take the top spot from the Fiat Strada in that segment, even more so if there aren´t any rear seats in that extended cab. That´s a real pity.
Aug 25th, 2009 5:54pm
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wmgtxi wmgtxi
its kinda cool this car. and yes, Porsche has a ute in their plans
Aug 25th, 2009 4:16pm
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EMBJATI85 EMBJATI85
i like it
Aug 25th, 2009 2:44pm
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davethepetrolhead davethepetrolhead
I hope they build a RHD version countries like Australia & Sth Africa love their car based utes/pickups.
Aug 25th, 2009 1:32pm
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thamzn thamzn
Agreed. Could compete with Bantam, NP200 and Corsa Ute.
Aug 25th, 2009 7:03pm
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Sultan91 Sultan91
to be honest it looks kinda good for a pick-up, its way better than the most Japanese pick-ups i see around here..maybe more practical than most American pick-up trucks
Aug 25th, 2009 11:30am
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MutantSushi MutantSushi
Agreed.
Aug 25th, 2009 12:30pm
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RockBobRock RockBobRock
Stop whining around all of you! This VW is supposed to fight the Dacia Logan Pick-up for the same buck! What else would you want on this car? A 200hp turbo engine + 4x4?? Btw, the car fullfill their buyers expectations, not yours...
Aug 25th, 2009 11:06am
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RRC RRC
This car here will cost around 24.000,00 dolares for thrid world is a lot of money for every one, just for had ideia about car market here one Subaru Impreza WRX (not STI) for example cost 66.000,00. We have a lot of taxes and for this our cars are very expensive...
Aug 25th, 2009 9:25am
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nederina nederina
i doubt vw going to add this car in its product line-up in its home market because this is a disaster and poor by vw standards. saveiro? it needs to work on a better pick-up line
Aug 25th, 2009 9:09am
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thamzn thamzn
LOL @ pickup line
Aug 25th, 2009 7:02pm
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Shyne Shyne
Mhm..soo..the Saveiro..JUNK!
Aug 25th, 2009 7:29am
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porschecarreragtmay6 porschecarreragtmay6
Oh no, I bet you anything Porsche is next to make a pick-up.
Aug 25th, 2009 7:15am
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Bristol411S3 Bristol411S3
High riding but I'm guessing exclusively RWD.
Aug 25th, 2009 6:54am
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pmontero pmontero
not at all... it is FWD as it is based on the Gol hatchback, which in turn for this generation has been spun off the Polo Mk IV or 9N generation.
Aug 25th, 2009 4:04pm
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