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FAW-VW’s JETTA to unveil three new models on March 22

Monika From Gasgoo| March 11 , 2019

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- JETTA, FAW-Volkswagen's third sub-brand launched on February 26 in Germany, will roll out three new models on March 22 in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province, according to local media.

The yet-to-be-launched new models include two SUVs—the VS5 and the VS7, and a sedan model code-named VA3. “JETTA is created to fill in the price blank ranging between RMB80,000 and RMB90,000 for Volkswagen's China market. The A+ segment SUV code-named VS7 is predicted to be priced from around RMB80,000,” said Dr. Stephan Wöllenstein, CEO of Volkswagen Group China, in an interview.

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Based on Volkswagen Group's MQB platform, the VS5 is positioned as an A+ segment SUV. The new model features a wheelbase that spans 2,730mm, which is longer than most joint-venture compact SUVs on the market. It will be powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine that pumps out 110kW and produces 250 N·m of peak torque, probably hooked up to a 5-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed direct-shift gearbox.

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The VA3 is positioned as an entry-level compact sedan that is developed on the PQ25L platform. Powering the vehicle is an EA211 1.5-litre naturally aspirated engine that churns out 81kW and 150 N·m, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic transmission. It will be launched to compete with such models as the Cavalier after hitting the market.

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