The Volkswagen Apollo
was an automobile
sold in Brazil
between 1990 and 1992. when Volkswagen
and Ford Motor Company
shared models in South America
in a joint venture known as Autolatina
It was a rebadged version of Ford Brasil's Verona, a two-door sedan based on the European-sourced Ford Orion.
It was replaced by the Volkswagen Logus, which was, similarly, in turn, based on the Ford Orion.
The Apollo had only VW's 1.8-litre as the engine: there was also Ford's 1.6-litre CHT
engine only for LX version of Ford Verona.
A choice of GL and GLS versions was offered, gasoline or ethanol powered. A recurrent complaint from customers, owners of VW Apollos, was about the steel rod-operated gear shifting (instead of the traditionally used cable-operated).