After being teased since late 2020, the 2021 Volkswagen Santana is finally on sale across all Volkswagen dealers nationwide. The most affordable Volkwagen ever gains a couple of new features whilst still remaining very competitively priced.
The 2021 Volkswagen Santana packs the features and amenities of previous Santana models into an updated edition of the 180 MPI AT S and the 180 MPI AT SE variants. New for 2021 is a new set of 15-inch alloy wheels, while the body still retains its generous wheelbase, which is one of the longest in its class. Automatic headlights with coming home/leaving home function, front fog lamps, intermittent control wipers with rain sensor, and a sunroof are equipped on the higher trim Santana 180 MPI AT SE.
Not much has changed in the interior except for a new design for the interior upholstery. The essential power features are included in the S variant, while additional specs are available for the SE, such as leather and fabric seats, 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. As standard, the SE also comes with a touchscreen infotainment system with radio, USB, Bluetooth, and 6 speakers, though buyers can opt for a bigger 7-inch infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Both Santana variants are powered by a 1.5-liter engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and is capable of generating maximum power of 111 hp and 145 Nm of torque. This engine powers the front wheels and it comes with BlueMotion engine start/stop technology.
Apart from having dual front airbags, ESP, ABS and ASR standard in the 2021 Santana 180 MPI AT S, additional features are also equipped in the SE variant including driver and front passenger side airbags and rear parking distance control. Combine these safety features with a comprehensive 3-year or 100,000 km-warranty coverage (whichever comes first), yearly preventive maintenance service or every 10,000 kilometers (whichever comes first) and 24/7 Emergency Roadside Assistance, the 2021 Santana provides compelling reasons for Filipinos to experience the motoring lifestyle that only Volkswagen can offer.
Choosing your 2021 Santana has never been easier. It is offered in three body colors: Polar White, Reflex Silver, and Deep Black and at very competitive prices of P755,000 for the 2021 Santana 180 MPI AT S, and P898,000 for the 2021 Santana 180 MPI AT SE.