Finally, Volkswagen is considering bringing over the Polo over to the U.S. We’ve always been fans of the Polo and think it can do wonders for Volkswagen in the growing U.S. small car segment.
“We are deliberating whether to launch smaller models than the Golf in the US market,” Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn said in an interview with Handelsblatt at the Detroit auto show.
Winterkorn said: “I will ask the question this week when I meet with our 600 dealers in the US: ‘Do you need the VW Polo?'”
Believe us Winterkorn, they would love nothing more than a Polo along with a production Volkswagen Space Up! Concept. Especially with the new CAFE 35 regulations.
Automotive News points out that as more automakers are introducing smaller models in the U.S., the move can only benefit Volkswagen. Ford is already working on a small car for the U.S. in 2010. The model will be based on the Ford Verve concept shown at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show. GM has also been rumored to be working on a competitor for the Smart ForTwo and the BMW 1-Series.
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