Volkswagen entry-level brand to have a three vehicle lineup - report

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Volkswagen might have ended their buying spree, but that doesn't mean the company has given up on plans for a new entry-level brand.

Car Magazine is reporting the brand will have a three-vehicle lineup that consists of a €7000 ($9,120) sedan, a €7500 ($9,790) wagon and an €8000 ($10,435) MPV. These models could eventually be joined by a €9000 ($11,750) crossover and an affordable three-door hatchback.

Unsurprisingly, the vehicles will come sparsely equipped to keep their prices as low as possible. Thankfully there will be a couple of options, but they will be grouped into three or four packages to simplify production.

All of the models are expected to have a 2500mm wheelbase and ride on the PQ platform that underpins the outgoing Polo and Passat. There's even speculation that the models could eschew basic features such as power steering and rear disc brakes.

Engine options remain unconfirmed, but choices could include three- and four-cylinder units with displacements ranging from 1.2- to 1.6-liters. They will likely be connected to five- and six-speed manual transmissions as well as an optional seven-speed automatic.

Source: CAR
Published Jan 9th, 2013 8:10pm By Michael Gauthier

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SimonThompson SimonThompson
an old passat with no power steering. like thats gonna sell.
Jan 11th, 2013 2:36pm
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CoyRoy CoyRoy
Please don't bring this to SA...we are still stuck with all VW other "entry level" scrap
Jan 10th, 2013 5:20am
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SouthAfrica SouthAfrica
and they are pretty expensive for entry level cars.
Jan 10th, 2013 1:49pm
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Sacto8780 Sacto8780
Expect Volkswagen do Brasil to produce this model also for the South American market.
Jan 10th, 2013 2:48am
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Microice Microice
shouldn't the entry level be seat? or maybe thats why they want alfa lol
Jan 9th, 2013 11:46pm
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Tackleberry Tackleberry
I thought Volkswagen was an entry level brand.......
Jan 9th, 2013 8:40pm
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lay0027 lay0027
Skoda and SEAT...
Jan 9th, 2013 10:33pm
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maloparac maloparac
Ha ha...nice one...for a 1960 thinking
Jan 10th, 2013 5:24am
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