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The South American market is to receive a new version of the Volkswagen Saveiro. The Saveiro is a compact pickup designed and built in Brazil. It competes with vehicles such as the Chevrolet Montana and Fiat Strada. These are the first images of the small utility and they show how it is now closer to other new VWs in its design. This is especially so for the upper trim models.

One flex-fuel engine size will do duty and provide two different power outputs depending on its fuel source. The 1.6-litre VHT (Volkswagen High Torque) filled with petrol makes 74kW (101hp) while filled with ethanol produces a slightly higher 77kW (104hp).

Three trim levels are available, a 1.6l (base), 1.6l Trend and 1.6l Trooper. The 1.6l is the most basic workhorse and features unpainted bumpers and very simple interior trim. Its sole purpose in life is to work. On a higher level is the Trend which comes with features like body colour-coded bumpers. Some may even go as far as calling it a freight car with flair. Top of the range is the Trooper model which is aimed at younger, active people. Visually it is also more specified.


Gallery: New 2010 Volkswagen Saveiro pickup released for South America

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