Volkswagen yesterday held the official launch of its new R GmbH brand, a department that will be responsible for sporty exclusive models from V-dub in the future. But if you’re itching to get your hands on an R GmbH developed Volkswagen in the U.S. – don’t hold your breath.
Whether U.S. consumers will benefit from the formal establishment of VW’s performance subsidiary is unknown at this time.
Speaking to Inside Line, Volkswagen of American spokesman Thomas Wegehaupt said that the automaker’s “R GmbH in the Starting Blocks” is “not applicable at all” to the United States.
“We won’t get the Scirocco R,” he said. “The Golf R is under discussion, but nothing has been decided. They are considering it. But it’s definitely not coming for 2010.”
Yes, we are officially depressed for the day.
2010 Volkswagen Golf R:
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Source: Inside Line