The Santana is Volkswagen Philippines' newest entry into the sub-compact segment. It rides on the long-wheelbase version of VW Group's PQ25 platform. It's styling is unmistakably Volkswagen, this means the same neat crisp lines inside and out one would expect from the German brand. Two body styles are available, a 4-door sedan and the 5-door GTS wagon. Safety features like ABS, dual SRS Airbags, 3-point seatbelts for all occupants, and ISOFIX seat anchors come as standard.
Two gasoline inline-4 powerplants are offered. The manual transmission sedan is powered by a 1.4-liter mill which produces 89 HP and 132 Nm of torque. The automatic transmission sedan and GTS wagon are powered by the larger 1.5-liter unit which makes 109hp and 150Nm of torque.