Monday, March 16, 2009

America to get plus-sized Polo?

According to Automotive News, although the U.S. will be getting the Volkswagen Polo, VW has decided to make a version for the U.S. that's a bit bigger than it's European counterpart, stating the Polo is still too small for the U.S.

Allegedly, the new Polo will come as a five-door hatch and a sedan. Sorry: No three-door option for the U.S., leaving the Toyota Yaris and Hyundai Accent as the only new three-door subcompact options.

I'm disappointed that VW isn't going to give the Euro-market Polo a shot in the U.S. The Smart is tiny, and I'd bet the Yaris can't be that much bigger than a Polo.

REPORT: Volkswagen to sell two versions of Polo in U.S. in 2011 (Autoblog)


nlpnt said...

They're beating around the bush describing the stretch 5-door as "a cross between a regular hatchback and a small minivan". Sounds like a regular wagon to me :)

In fact, I wouldn't be at all surprised for it to show up in European showrooms as a Polo Variant.

Andy Lilienthal said...

I agree. I do anticipate the release of the Polo in the U.S. It will be the smallest VW in the States in a while. Then again, it'll probably be the size of a 1980s Golf, if I had to guess.