SHANGHAI — Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Co. Ltd. will build a new version of its popular Santana sedan starting late next year. The new Santana will be based on the new VW Passat, which was launched last year. Production will start at the end of 1999, with full-scale output beginning in 2000, the Wenhui Daily says. Analysts suggest VW is trying to counter the introduction of General Motors Corp.'s Buick at Shanghai General Motors (see p.6). The new Santana will be priced about ...

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