2013 Volkswagen Bora Launched in China

Did you think this meant they launched the European and American Jetta in China? No, not really, this thing is based on the PQ34, still a compact sedan architecture, but actually belongs to the the first Audi A1, the first Audi TT, the Mk4 Golf and the Shanghai-VW Lavida.
2013 VW Bora 1 photo
Photo: Volkswagen
Basically, the car they launched in China is a new pair of trousers on a really old lady. The styling is similar to a Jetta’s, though not as refined.

Meanwhile, power comes from a 1.4-liter TSI engine with 122 horsepower and fitted with stop/start and brake energy recuperation. The standard gearbox is a six-speed manual and the DSG dual clutch is also optionally available.

Inside, there’s fake wood on the dash and a big display in the center of the dash, since the Chinese like their cars well equipped.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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