The Volkswagen Lavida 2023 made headlines in China as the country’s second best-selling model before being launched to the Philippine automotive market. It is a compact sedan that looks similar to the Jetta with a fresher grille and bumper design. It measures 4,605mm long, 1,765mm wide, and 1,460mm high on a 2,610mm wheelbase. The compact sedan rides on a 1.4-liter TSI gasoline engine with BlueMotion Technology, similar to other compact sedans marketed by Volkswagen. It also carries the brand’s automatic start/stop engine technology that makes the Lavida more fuel-efficient.
The Volkswagen Lavida price in the Philippines amounts to Php 1,251,000 for the lone 1.4 230 TSI DSG variant, with the lowest monthly amortization at Php 14,114 for 60 months on a 50 percent downpayment. Among its rivals in the compact sedan segment are Toyota Corolla Altis, Honda Civic, MG 6, Kia Forte, and the Geely Emgrand.