Volkswagen has revealed its next-generation Volkswagen Saveiro model with a redesigned interior and a whole new look. The carmaker tossed its updated Volkswagen Saveiro in Brazil, but it didn’t provide a precise info about the kind of design changes the new vehicle would carry. We believe this latest car is set to bring dozens of engineering updates that would make it relevant in the automotive space.
The Volkswagen Saverio was launched for the first time in 2010, and the vehicle received a comprehensive design overhaul in 2014. The increase in competition from the Fiat Toro and Renault Duster Oroch compelled the Volkswagen model of Brazil to undergo a significant facelift. Most of those changes directly reflect the 2016 Voyager and Gol Trend models.
Volkswagen Saveiro – Redesigned Front Fascia
The latest Volkswagen Saveiro highlights a new headlight design at the front fascia, plus we can see a taller grille as well as new character lines on the hood. The automaker has also installed new alloy wheels, and the fog lamps now come with cornering lights. We managed to come across a video presentation on YouTube showing the Saveiro Cross, which gets equipped with a silver chin spoiler and protective body cladding. However, some regular Saveiro versions do not include these features.
The much-awaited Volkswagen Saveiro also brings forth 15-inch specialized alloy wheels, model-specific side mirror caps and a red line which traverses the grille. Inside this vehicle, we can see plenty of red trim along with a leather-wrapped steering wheel resting in the cabin.
Seemingly, the interior department of this vehicle will receive the most updates. The dashboard looks as if the company just copied and pasted the Passat and Golf. The new Saveiro will now come with sexy squared air vents rather than the usual round flappy ones. The company pulled the steering wheel directly from the Passat and Golf. We will have three pedals with aluminum wraps and a new infotainment system that makes pairing phones a breeze.
Volkswagen Saveiro – Engine and Gearbox Specs
The latest Volkswagen Saveiro appears to mirror the Volkswagen Golf that has been extended to create a pickup truck. But in reality, it underpins the little Gol hatchback which is manufactured and sold in Brazil. Like the model that came before it, the incoming Volkswagen Saveiro derives its power from a 1.6-liter petrol engine that gets hooked to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
This primary engine is a naturally aspirated 1.6-liter unit, which also showcases the direct injection. It has been tuned to deliver up to 110 horsepower and 113.5 pound-feet of maximum torque using the regular gas. When ethanol is put to use, the engine churns out about 120 horsepower and 115 pound-feet of maximum torque.
It is reported that this powertrain is linked to a six-speed manual gearbox. This distributes power to the car’s front wheels. The inbound Saveiro comes in two separate body configurations. The supposed body setups encompass the Cabina Dupla and the regular Saveiro with just two seats. The phrase Cabina Dupla literally means double cab when translated into English.
Volkswagen Saveiro – Price and Possible Arrival
Volkswagen has opted to stay silent regarding the pricing and release date. We pledge to update this post with tech details and photos in the next couple of weeks. Meanwhile, remain tuned for additional feeds and news posts about new vehicle releases.