The European press has been reporting that Volkswagen has decided to pull the Golf, known as the Rabbit on the stateside, from the U.S. market due to unfavorable exchange rates. Denying those reports today, Volkswagen of America said it has every intention to proceed with plans to launch the sixth-generation of the Rabbit in the U.S. in fall 2009.
“We are currently planning the new Golf VI and GTI introduction for the fall of next year. The estimated volumes are already included in our 2009 financials.” V-dub of America spokesman Steve Keyes said in an e-mail to InsideLine today.
There is still no word whether Volkswagen will offer the new entry-level 75-hp engine for the Rabbit on the stateside. The six-generation Rabbit is also expected to get fuel-saving technologies such as a star-stop system.
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