Volkswagen in China is famous for still selling the 1984 Mk.2 Jetta as the Jetta. Soon, they will be replacing the old Jetta with the new Jetta. Only VW isn’t replacing the Jetta, and it’s not with the Jetta, it’s with the Santana, which isn’t a Santana or a Jetta. Don’t worry, this gets more confusing. FAW-Volkswagen (the name of one of VW’s two Chinese joint-ventures) will continue to sell the current Jetta for two years, which is a 1984 Mk.2 Jetta and the car that replaces it is called the Santana. Of course, SAIC-VW (Volkswagen’s other Chinese joint-venture) still sells Santana, which is a 1981 Mk.2 Passat and its production will not stop for the new Santana. Sharing the same platform as the new Santana (destined for SAIC VW) is the new Jetta (destined for FAW VW), only none of these cars are Jettas, other than the Jetta. The new Jetta and the new Santana are four-door VW Polos, while the current Jetta is a Mk.2 Jetta. Advertisement Meanwhile, the actual new Jetta is on sale in China through SAIC VW, it’s just called the Lavida. The Mk.6 Jetta is also on sale through FAW VW, it’s just called… Read full this story
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