The subcompact sedan was launched in May 2018, spearheading the German carmaker’s shift toward more budget-friendly offerings. Taking on the likes of the Toyota Vios and the Honda City in a dog-eat-dog segment, the Santana had its work cut out for it. Volkswagen, though, did plenty to help its newcomer compete.
Now, here we are in 2021 introducing the refreshed Santana. Aesthetically, you’re looking at a new set of 15-inch wheels and an updated interior. Units also still come with a host of features, with the higher-end SE variant getting a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a six-speaker sound setup, rear parking distance control, automatic headlights, and even a sunroof.
All units come equipped with a 1.5-liter gasoline engine with 109hp and up to 145Nm of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Available color options include Polar White, Reflex Silver, and Deep Black.
You can check out the prices and variants of the 2021 Volkswagen Santana below.
2021 Volkswagen Santana
- Volkswagen Santana 180 MPI AT S – P755,000
- Volkswagen Santana 180 MPI AT SE – P898,000
By the way, all Santanas come with a three-year or 100,000km warranty (whichever comes first) and 24/7 roadside assistance.
We’ve tested the pre-refresh version and found that the model offers a pretty neat package for its price. If you’re on the hunt for a sedan well under P1 million, then the Santa is probably worth checking out. Interested?