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2013 Volkswagen Bora launched in China

 2013 Volkswagen Bora launched in China
2013 Volkswagen Bora

Based on the PQ34 platform

Volkswagen has launched in China the 2013 Bora based on the group's PQ34 platform.

The Bora name is still going strong in China where the new model year borrows some of its styling cues from the U.S.-spec Jetta with those angular headlights and chrome inserts.

Power comes from a 1.4-liter TSI gasoline engine producing 122 hp (91 kW) and fitted with the BlueMotion technology that includes stop/start and brake energy recuperation. Those ponies are sent to the front wheels via a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an optional DSG dual clutch transmission.

Inside the cabin there are several wooden and chrome details, along with navigation system and automatic climate control.

Source: autoforum.cz

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Comments (22)

 Karl+WCF Karl+WCF
VW is like P&G...making different products to insert in to different tight empty market space.. quite annoying..
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November 23, 2012 5:40 am
 pzxpjy pzxpjy
@adrian.padeanu, I have found you some pics of the rear axles on the Bora and Lavida. FAW-VW and Shanghai VW has never indicated which platform they use to underpin these two models. However, many Chinese auto journalist reported PQ34 after a careful inspection on the chasssis. Moreover, before their original launch in 2008, there are some rumors shown that VW is using PQ34 to save cost, in order to build a pair of sub-jetta family sedans for Chinese market.
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November 23, 2012 1:28 am
 LeoSilvestri LeoSilvestri
This is the ugliest piece of conservative rubbish I have ever seen! This looks like a 3yo's scribled crayon drawings that they've actually put into production! BAHH!
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November 23, 2012 12:09 am
 Cohiba-lover06 Cohiba-lover06
Never let a good platform go to waste. The dimensions resemble that of the new Skoda Octavia as well.
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November 22, 2012 5:15 pm
 pzxpjy pzxpjy
More tips for you: the Chinese-spec new Bora (codename Model X) shares its platform with the VW Lavida (codenamed Model Y) in China. By using a modified PQ34 platform, these two models could slot between the Polo and the Sagitar, namely the Jetta 5th gen & 6th gen in China. And both of them enjoy a huge success. They are among the top selling cars in China.
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November 22, 2012 2:29 pm
 pzxpjy pzxpjy
Hey WCF, I am a reader from China. As far as I know, this car is essentially a facelifted 4th gen VW Bora, built from a stretched PQ34 platform, not the PQ35 that you mentioned in your article. I know this car well and I've also driven it, so trust me.
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November 22, 2012 2:13 pm
 adicretu adicretu
the back looks like citroen c5
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November 22, 2012 1:41 pm