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New 2010 Volkswagen Saveiro pickup released for South America

 New 2010 Volkswagen Saveiro pickup released for South America
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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paoveio
I'm brazilian, here the version most expensive this car cost around R$44.000,00, or 31.000,00 dollars..
Mar 22, 2011 11:58 pm
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Haggy
Why dont they go for a syncro version?
Oct 18, 2009 11:09 pm
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Faithback
Middle to rear looks like the current/outgoing Corsa van. That means it looks nice enough not to embarrass one when using it for non-work activities. But I think this design demands large wheels to look great.
Aug 26, 2009 7:08 pm
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pitsillos
i think its perfect for the dirty jobs....
Aug 26, 2009 1:43 pm
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elstig
Im from chile and this small pickup trucks are very popular between young people, and the cost one of this new its not U$ 24.000, its arround $12.000
Aug 26, 2009 1:26 am
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brsepultura
He was talking about the truck's price in Brazil, not Chile. As someone mentioned, in Brazil the taxes are extreme, so the cars cost a lot around here. For example: Honda Civic 1.8L costs around US$ 40.000 here.
Oct 15, 2009 8:10 am
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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 25, 2009 10:08 pm
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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 25, 2009 1:20 pm
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JL
couldn't agree more
Aug 25, 2009 3:55 pm
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pmontero
neither could I... I´m sure this car will deliver exactly what the customers expect and need.
Aug 26, 2009 2:50 pm
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Renegade
Ugly piece of crap, what are they trying to do, make a cheap and stupid looking El Camino?
Aug 25, 2009 12:25 pm
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carbonsigma
Are you under the impession that the El Camino is the only pick-up/ute ever made? Wtf?
Aug 25, 2009 2:49 pm
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rogers
@carbonsigma No, he's just an arrogant american.
Aug 25, 2009 7:03 pm
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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 25, 2009 7:05 pm
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Edison
@rogers. We're not all like that.
Aug 25, 2009 7:20 pm
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rogers
@ Edison I know.
Aug 25, 2009 7:27 pm
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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 25, 2009 11:50 am
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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 25, 2009 10:54 am
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wmgtxi
its kinda cool this car. and yes, Porsche has a ute in their plans
Aug 25, 2009 9:16 am
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EMBJATI85
i like it
Aug 25, 2009 7:44 am
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davethepetrolhead
I hope they build a RHD version countries like Australia & Sth Africa love their car based utes/pickups.
Aug 25, 2009 6:32 am
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thamzn
Agreed. Could compete with Bantam, NP200 and Corsa Ute.
Aug 25, 2009 12:03 pm
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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 25, 2009 4:30 am
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MutantSushi
Agreed.
Aug 25, 2009 5:30 am
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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 25, 2009 4:06 am
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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 25, 2009 2:25 am
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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 25, 2009 2:09 am
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thamzn
LOL @ pickup line
Aug 25, 2009 12:02 pm
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Shyne
Mhm..soo..the Saveiro..JUNK!
Aug 25, 2009 12:29 am
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porschecarreragtmay6
Oh no, I bet you anything Porsche is next to make a pick-up.
Aug 25, 2009 12:15 am
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Bristol411S3
High riding but I'm guessing exclusively RWD.
Aug 24, 2009 11:54 pm
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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 25, 2009 9:04 am
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