A new three-door version of the Volkswagen Gol, Brazil's best selling car has been revealed at the São Paulo motor show.
The locally produced Gol has been Brazil's best selling model in each of the last 25 years, and is on track for a 26th in 2012. More than seven million units have been produced in that time.
The Gol is closer to a current Volkswagen Polo than a Volkswagen Golf in size, and although VW officials wouldn't confirm its exact underpinnings in relation to a more familiar European model, it has been upgraded to be given the VW Group's latest electrical architecture and design.
The engine line-up is made up of FlexFuel units, which can run on petrol, ethanol or a combination of both.
The Gol is such a success for VW in Brazil, a market expected to expand to 5 million sales per year by 2018, that if it was a brand by itself it would be the fourth largest in Brazil with a 10 per cent market share.