Volkswagen Suran / Spacefox MPV

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This is Volkswagen’s new compact MPV that is based on the South American designed and built, Fox, which came to Europe last year. The Suran (the name comes from VW larger MPV, Touran) is built in the Germans company plant in Pacheco, Argentina, which is outside of Buenos Aires.

Volkswagen who has invested $100 million in the plant, is targeting the compact MPV category with rivals such as the Fiat Idea, Opel / Chevrolet Meriva, Peugeot 206 SW etc. The Suran, which in some South American markets will be named Spacefox, may also come to Europe in 2007.

Press Release

Volkswagen do Brazil presents the Spacefox, the first Sportvan on the Brazilian market. The car was born after intensive customer clinics research with potential buyers of minivans and wagons. The result was that buyers would prefer a powerful car with sporty styling with interior and luggage space of a minivan.

Spacefox will be produced at the Argentinean assembly plant of Volkswagen. It will arrive to Brazilian dealers at the end of April, in Plus and Comfortline guises. Both versions will be equipped with a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder 8v TotalFlex engine capable of 101 hp (gasoline) or 103 hp (alcohol). With a gas engine SpaceFox propels from 0-100 km/h in 11,1 seconds (alcohol: 10,8 seconds) and has a max speed of 173 km/h (alcohol: 175 km/h). Average fuel consumption is 14 km/l with a gas engine and 9,2 km/l with an alcohol engine.

The 4180 mm minivan is built on a 2464 mm long wheelbase platform. It is 1660 mm wide and 1576 mm tall. Spacefox has a luggage capacity of 430 liters which can be increased to 527 liters.

Technical Specifications

Engine (cm³)

1599


Length (mm)

4166

Power (CV-kW) / rpm

101-74 / 5.750

Width (mm)

1654

Torque (Nm / rpm)

140 / 3.250

Height (mm)

1547

Top Speed (km/h)

170

Wheelbase (mm)

2464

0-100 km/h (sec)

12,8

Luggage Space (lt)

440-525

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