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, in short it looks pretty much like a slightly shrunken Jetta. This means the same neat crisp lines inside and out one would expect from the German brand. A sportier 5-door Santana GTS variant will join the local lineup soon. Safety features like ABS, dual SRS Airbags, 3-point seatbelts for all occupants, and ISOFIX seat anchors come as standard.
Under the hood of the Santana sedan is a 1.4-liter inline-4 gasoline engine which produces 89 HP and 132 Nm of torque, this mill is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission.