1980 Volkswagen Passat Variant
Volkswagen Passat Variant
The endorsement propagation Volkswagen Passat was a big category car car launched in 1981. The chopine, named B2, was slimly yearner and the car’s updated styling was directly recognizable as Passat, with the well-nigh obvious remainder beingness the orthogonal headlights. The car was known as the Quantum in Northward America, where it was introduced in 1982, and Corsar in Mexico, where it was sold betwixt 1985 and 1988.
Too as the Passat hatchback and land thither was likewise a saloon, which until the rootage of 1985 was sold as the Volkswagen Santana in Europe.
The stove standard a fry rhytidectomy in 1985, with the saloon, now known as the Passat, communion the like forepart as the hatchback and land. The Passat saloon and demesne were produced in Southward Africa until 1987.
The stove of engines was more blanket than that of the beginning contemporaries Passat, and included a 5 cylinder Audi 2.0 L gasolene and a 1.9 L diesel too as all the engines antecedently useable in the B1 example. The 2.0 GT5S variant had a powerfulness production of 115 PS (85 kW) and was usable with VW’s 4WD scheme, called Syncro.
In 1991, Volkswagen do Brasil was byzantine in its Autolatina partnership with Fording do Brasil. Instead than peter up for the tierce multiplication Passat (B3), maintained the B2 wrought saloon and waggon & made morphological changes to the grillwork, strawman and behind ends (including figurehead & behind guards). These geomorphological changes made it flavor ilk a bodoni B3 Passat, which around car enthusiasts normally misunderstanding it for.
Below damage with Autolatina , the car was likewise sold as the Fording Versailles in Brazil and as the Crossing Beetleweed in Argentina. This orbit included a singular wagon edition called the Crossing Royale, which different the Volkswagen interpretation, had just two doors. Although such models were comparatively pop in Brazil, and had been sold by Crossing earlier, it was likewise so-called that Volkswagen did not wish the Royale to be useable as a four-door simulation, as this would birth posed a free-enterprise terror.
The Brazilian Santana/Quantum proven real democratic in their local commercialise, eve later VW lastly introduced the more modernistic Passat. The Quantum was usable in the VW line-up until 2002, and the Santana was lastly retired in July 2006, more out of technical considerations than a cliff in popularity, as the car was not a parting of Volkswagen do Brasil’s stream twist fire curriculum.
The Chinese Santana, with the European Passat B2 innovation, has been reinforced by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint-venture since 1986.
In 1991, the Volkswagen Santana 2000 was put into ontogenesis with Volkswagen do Brasil and started multitude output in 1995, it has since been replaced in 2004 by the Volkswagen Santana 3000 which was the commencement VW to be intentional by Shanghai-Volkswagen. Both the master Santana and the Santana 3000 are silence sold in Chinaware.
The Brazilian Santana and Chinese edition were co-developed ‘tween the two companies, although the Chinese versions get a yearner wheelbase.
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