VOLKSWAGEN PHILIPPINES recently introduced the 2021 version of its Santana subcompact sedan. The updates are reflected on both the 180 MPI AT S and 180 MPI AT SE variants.

The sedan, which has one of the longest wheelbases in its class (promising a stable ride and enhanced comfort) now gets automatic headlights with Leaving Home and Coming Home function, front fog lamps, intermittent control wipers with rain sensor, and a sunroof for its SE trim.

Power features are included in the S variant, while additional specs are available for the SE. These include leather and fabric seat material, a front center armrest with height adjustment, front and rear door pockets with bottle holder, front and rear reading lights, and a multifunction steering wheel with cruise control. The SE gets a touchscreen infotainment system with radio, USB, Bluetooth, and six speakers. A seven-inch infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is available as a dealer option.

The Santana is still powered by the familiar 1.5-liter engine delivering 111ps and 145Nm, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. It has Volkswagen’s BlueMotion technology, which results in frugal fuel consumption.

Standard safety features include dual front air bags, electronic stability program, anti-lock brakes, and anti-slip regulator. Additional features in the SE are driver and front passenger side air bags and rear parking distance control.

The Volkswagen Santana gets a comprehensive three-year/100,000-km-warranty coverage, yearly preventive maintenance service for every 10,000 kilometers, and 24/7 emergency roadside assistance. The vehicle comes in Polar White, Reflex Silver, and Deep Black, and is priced at P755,000 for the 2021 Santana 180 MPI AT S, and P898,000 for the 2021 Santana 180 MPI AT SE. For more information, visit www.volkswagen.com.ph or like and follow Volkswagen PH’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.