2000 Nissan Volkswagen Santana
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|Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity:||2300 cm3|
|Transmission Gearbox - Number of speeds:||Manual|
|Drive wheels - Traction - Drivetrain:||FR or RR|
|Price (out of date):||$8241|
2000 Nissan Volkswagen Santana specs, Engine size 2300cm3, Fuel type Diesel, Drive wheels FR or RR, Transmission Gearbox Manual
More recently, Volkswagen has extended its range with the launch of the Passat CC, a 4-door "coupé" version of the Passat.
The Passat falls in the middle of the sedan/ saloon market segment and was critical to Volkswagen on its introduction in 1973, as the sales of the aging Beetle were declining, and larger air-cooled rear-engined models like the Volkswagen Type 3 and 411 and 412 based on older technology were also failing to take hold in the market.
Following the Volkswagen Group's acquisition of Audi in 1964, Volkswagen used new engineering expertise to develop a modern front-wheel drive car with a water-cooled engine, and thus the Passat and Golf (the latter being introduced in 1974) were the first of a new generation of Volkswagens. The first Passat was developed directly from the Audi 80/ Fox and until 2005 the two shared a history.
The original Volkswagen Passat was launched in 1973. The body types offered originally were 2- and 4-door sedans and similar looking three- and five-door versions. Externally all four shared a modern fastback style design, styled by the Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. In essence, the first Passat was a fastback version of the mechanically identical Audi 80 sedan, introduced a year earlier. A five-door station wagon/ estate was introduced in 1974. In Europe, the Passat was equipped with 2 rectangular, 2 round 7", or 4 round 5.5" headlights depending on specification.
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