Sunday, July 20, 2008

Yet Again: Volkswagen Polo to the U.S.?

For some reason it seem like we're always hearing about VW talking about bringing the subcompact Polo to the U.S. market, but we never hear any definitive answer. Yet again, there is news that VW is looking to bring the tiny Polo across the pond for U.S. consumption.

For those unfamiliar with the tiny German car, it's smaller than a VW Golf and powered by a variety of engines, depending on the market. From 1.4-liter diesel to a turbocharged 1.8 liter gasoline mill.

In my opinion, I think the Polo would be a great addition to the U.S. market, and the timing couldn't be better. The Golf/Jetta are fairly established nameplates. The Beetle has become a bit tiresome. We all know the deal about falling SUV sales, and I'm sure VW isn't immune to that. I think Volkswagen could use a fresh new small car like the Polo in its lineup. Then again, I'm a bit biased.

Thanks to Ty for the story suggestion!

VW Polo Wikipedia page
Volkswagen UK Polo page

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