Volkswagen Suran / Spacefox MPV

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)


Length (mm)


Power (CV-kW) / rpm

101-74 / 5.750

Width (mm)


Torque (Nm / rpm)

140 / 3.250

Height (mm)


Top Speed (km/h)


Wheelbase (mm)


0-100 km/h (sec)


Luggage Space (lt)


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Anonymous said... »October 16, 2008

The name of this car would be RattleFox. Don't spend money with this car.

Anonymous said... »October 16, 2008

I have one Spacefox with 3,000km and I have visited every month the sales company for repair the rattles. Very bad buy.

Anonymous said... »February 03, 2009

im going to buy the space fox can anyone give me an advice about its disadvantages ?

Mohamed said... »April 15, 2009

I have the suran model 2009 its worth the money.

Anonymous said... »May 01, 2009

i need an advice , buy it or buy the toyota yares
if anyone tries suran please tell me the disadvantages especially it is with 8 valves
also i need to know if the agent in egypt & after sales are good or not
my email is

Anonymous said... »May 12, 2009

Hey Nour,

did you get any reply? or did you know anything about it?

I am thinking to buy it as well.


Anonymous said... »May 27, 2009


I am interested in Suran and I need an advice I am also thinking of Nissan Livian but it's made in China by the way the Volkswagen maintenance is very bad in Egypt most people are complaining from the bad service.

Anonymous said... »June 20, 2009

I have a spacefox and it is the worthest way to spend the money. I am really, really dissapointed from it. Please, don't do the same mistake I have done.

Anonymous said... »August 19, 2009

what is so bad with the suran m odel?
compared to kia carens which is better?

Tony said... »November 01, 2009

one problem with the suran is getting spares. can anybody tell me the best way to get spares. i bought this car in nigeria last year. It is a good car, however, it was accidented in spetember. Up till now, i cannot get windshield or headlights.

dr bassem assi said... »November 09, 2009

I have the suran model 2009 its worth the money but the Volkswagen maintenance is very bad
kia carens is better

mohamed said... »March 20, 2010

i want to buy this car can any one advice

my email is


Anonymous said... »October 10, 2010

its a lovely car

Anonymous said... »October 14, 2010

I have Suran 2009, I find it a great car, and very comfortable too, I made 21,000 Kilos till now, I found the maintenance pretty good so far!!

Easyway1 said... »September 12, 2012

i have this car and i make with it 73000 Km and its very nice car , on the road i was drive 180 and it was stable .

Dr M Shalaby said... »October 19, 2012

Is it 4x4 w drive or 2 w drive

Dr M Shalaby said... »October 19, 2012

How is ur car with u, shall i buy it, and is it 4x4 or 2 w drive

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