2015 Volkswagen Saveiro Surf Is a Hippie's Dream Pickup from Brazil

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2015 Volkswagen Saveiro Surf2015 Volkswagen Saveiro Surf2015 Volkswagen Saveiro Surf
Brazil has some of the most beautiful and affordable surfing sports in the world, certainly in South America. It's not surprising then that German automaker Volkswagen has decided to do something special for fans of killer waves. This compact machine is called the Saveiro Surf and it's a special edition production model built for the upcoming Sao Paulo Auto Show, taking place between October 30 and November 9.
The surf pickup is offered with a single-cab body, ensuring there's more space for cargo in the back. The unique look of the Gol-based Saveiro is enhanced by black accents as well as more standard equipment.

Up front, the model has a glossy honeycomb grille, a chrome strip across the headlights, fog lights as standard and a chin spoiler. The wheels chosen are 15-inch ones with Sepang design, while black plastic guards have been installed to protect the side sills from scratches. Volkswagen has also installed a mounting bar on top of the roof, so you can tie in a surf board or carry longer items.

The interior features faux leather "Native" seats with gray accents, aluminum covers for the pedals and standard air conditioning, front airbags and adjustable steering. It's not a palace, but it will do the job!

Not much performance should be expected though, as the Saveiro Sport has to make due with a 1.6-liter engine that produces 104 hp on ethanol or 101 hp when running on gasoline. A five-speed manual gearbox takes care of sending the power to the front wheels.

Simple, cheap and very practical, this pickup is all about the things that Volkswagen used to care about. If only they sold things like this in America, maybe the good ol' days of camping on the beach with your VW would come back.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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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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