Posted by Bob Aldons - Northstar Volkswagen
When is a Volkswagen Jetta not a Jetta? When it's made in China and called a Bora
If you want to experience Volkswagen Jetta/Bora in person, call into Northstar Volkswagen at 322 Anzac Avenue Kippa-Ring on the Redcliffe Peninsula. We're only 15 minutes or so from Brisbane Airport and a leisurely drive down the highway from Noosa, Bundaberg, Maryborough, and a short trip from Nambour, Caloundra, Mooloolaba and Bribie Island. We also get a lot of our customers as FIDO - that's not a dog by the way, that's fly in drive out. With cheap airfares, our customers come in from Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Mt Isa and even Sydney, Melbourne and as far away as Perth.
We'll happily arrange a drive home registration and you know the best thing about this? The drive home gives you just the best running in you'll ever get. New engines love a long drive to bed everything in and you'll get the best economy you've ever experienced. Alternatively if you're time or distance poor, check us out online at www.northstarvw.com.au or read more reviews at www.mycarreview.com.au . Finally, if you can't come to us, we'll come to your home, workplace or worksite - call Northstar on 1300 NTH STAR or 1300 684 782.
2013 Volkswagen Bora
Based on the PQ35 platform
Volkswagen has launched in China the 2013 Bora based on the group's PQ35 platform.
The Bora name is still going strong in China where the new model year borrows some of its styling cues from the U.S.-spec Jetta with those angular headlights and chrome inserts.
Power comes from a 1.4-liter TSI gasoline engine producing 122 hp (91 kW) and fitted with the BlueMotion technology that includes stop/start and brake energy recuperation. Those ponies are sent to the front wheels via a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an optional DSG dual clutch transmission.
Inside the cabin there are several wooden and chrome details, along with navigation system and automatic climate control...read more