VW working on budget type for Chinese market

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Engineering work can be underway on a cost-effective platform for use in budget saloon along with SUVs for China

Volkswagen’s long-running budget car project has taken a completely new turn, Autocar can reveal.

The latest project can be to engineer a completely new, inexpensive, components set which will underpin both a saloon along with an SUV, ‘sharing as many common parts as possible’.

There are no more details because the engineering work can be still underway, however if the project makes production the cars will only be sold in China. Previous work at VW on a budget car for China seems to have been put on ice. Said to be contentious issue inside the company, the ealier budget project initially failed to meet rigorous cost targets.

the item also fell foul of VW executives who felt which such a basic vehicle would certainly not be worthy of the VW badge. Outside of the Chinese market, VW will not be competing on cost, say sources, because the brand can be centered on being the premium choice among mass-car makers.

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