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Volkswagen Santana 2020 - 2021

Variants and Price list
Price
₱755,000 – ₱898,000

Volkswagen Santana 2020 - 2021 Overview

Body type
Sedan
Transmission
AT
Seats
5
Engine
1.5 L
Max Power
109 hp
Max Torque
145 Nm
The Volkswagen Santana is a German-engineered, subcompact sedan that slots as the replacement for the VW Polo in the Philippines. This model has carried different nameplates since its release in 1984 when Volkswagen launched a three-box sedan. The subcompact sedan is based on the second-generation Passat.

Physically, the Santana looks similar to the Volkswagen Jetta. Details such as the headlights and chrome-accented grille are almost identical to that of its compact counterpart’s bumper. The launch of the Volkswagen Santana was aimed to compete with existing subcompact sedans launched by other automotive manufacturers, such as the Toyota Vios and the Honda City.

The cabin still has the signature Volkswagen feel and aesthetic with its three-spoke steering wheel. A height adjustment feature for the driver’s seat was added for more comfortable driving. Further on improving the driving experience, the Santana offers an adjustable steering column that allows you to position the steering wheel at a specific height and distance from the body. Additionally, incorporated in the air conditioning system is an improved pollen filter. One of the Santana’s most unique features is that maintenance only needs to be done once a year, at every 10,000 kilometers mileage.

Launch

The Volkswagen Santana was launched in May 2018 with a manual transmission. It came along with other Volkswagen models that were manufactured in China. The Santana was then introduced as the entry-level sedan and the most affordable among the line-up, to replace the Polo variant.

The most recent update for the Santana is when Volkswagen Philippines launched the facelifted version for the 2021. It now comes with a more efficient engine, and the top-spec model gets more interior features. The manual version propelled by the smaller 1.4-liter MPI engine however, was discontinued when the 2021 facelift was released.

Volkswagen's affordable but capable sedan

Exterior

The Santana carries a straightforward, minimalist aesthetic that makes it timeless and classy. It is detailed in straight lines that are very subtle and basic yet does not lack the striking personality of the Volkswagen brand. The model comes in three sleek colors: polar white, reflex silver, and deep black. 

All variants of the sedan rides on 15-inch alloy wheels, and are equipped with halogen headlights and foglights. The Santana’s body is considerably up to German quality standards.
 

Interior

Consistent with the exterior, the interiors of the Volkswagen Santana are straightforward and non-conforming in style. The dashboard is simple with clean horizontal lines, exuding class in its timeless design. 

The top-of-the-line Santana SE AT variant, is fully upholstered in gray leather and the signature VW plaid fabric. Its dashboard is sleeker with glossy details that add another layer of design against the monotony of the plastic finishes. A sunroof is also incorporated on top of the driver’s and front passenger’s seats. 
 

Technology & Safety

The top-of-the-line Volkswagen Santana model features an electronic engine immobilizer and keyless entry for added car security. It also has an anti-lock brake system that ensures that the car remains easy to maneuver in the event of slippery roads.

Both variants of the 2021 Santana also come with front and side airbags, and stability control. The top-spec SE AT however, does get automatic headlamps, and rain-sensing wipers.
 

Platform & Chassis

The Santana is classified as a subcompact, 4-door sedan which rides on the Volkswagen A05+ platform, shared with the VW Jetta model. This platform proves the capability of an all-wheel drive, specifically created by Volkswagen for their compact cars.

All Santana variants are matched with a front-engine, front-wheel drivetrain. The McPherson suspension independent in front, while the torsion beam is semi-independent at the rear. Front brakes are ventilated disks while rear brakes are drums.
 

Engine & Drivetrain

As of 2021, the Volkswagen Santana only has one engine option. It's a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine, which now comes with BlueMotion technology. The said engine sends power to the front via a six-speed automatic transmission. At the most, the 1.5-liter mill can produce up to 109 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque. 

Overall, the Santana is easy to maneuver for city driving. When it comes to highways and long-haul drives, the cars need some improvements on the steering. 
 

Volkswagen Santana 2021 Price list

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The price of the Volkswagen Santana in the Philippines starts at ₱755,000 for the entry-level Volkswagen Santana 1.5 MPI S AT, while the top-of-the-line Volkswagen Santana 1.5 MPI SE AT is priced at ₱898,000. For more details, please refer to our 2021 Volkswagen Santana price list as follows:

Volkswagen Santana 1.5 MPI S AT

Automatic | Gasoline | 5 seats
₱755,000
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Volkswagen Santana 1.5 MPI SE AT

Automatic | Gasoline | 5 seats
₱898,000
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*** Please note that the Volkswagen Santana‘s prices might differ in some showrooms and should serve as reference only.

Volkswagen Santana 2021 Specifications

Summary

  • Gasoline

Powertrain

  • 1.5 L
    No
    109 hp
  • 145 Nm
    AT
    FWD

Suspension & Brakes

  • MacPherson Strut
    Disc
    Drum
  • Manual (Hand)

Dimensions

  • 4,475
    1,706 mm
    1,469 mm

Capacities

  • 5
    480 L

Exterior

  • Halogen
    15 inches

Interior

  • Fabric
    Manual
    Manual Air-conditioning

Technology

  • Turnkey
    None , Standard
    None
  • Both , None
    None
    None
  • With
    None , With
    None , With
  • None
    None , With
    None

Safety & Security

  • 2-4
    With
    With
  • None
    With
    None
  • None
Note: Some of the specs you see here vary per variant. Check out each variant to see the full specifications.

Volkswagen Santana FAQS

Is the Volkswagen Santana automatic or manual?
The Santana is offered in the Philippines with both automatic and manual option.
What are the competitors of the Volkswagen Santana in its segment?
The Toyota Vios and the Honda City are two popular rivals of the Santana in to local market.
What is the material of seat upholstery used for the Volkswagen Santana?
The entry-level MT variant of the Santana comes with fabric, while the top-of-the-line AT trims are equipped with leather upholstery.

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