• Mr. D Posted: 8/26/2009 8:36am PDT

    Why does the VW Group continue to starve the US market for the products that we desire, which holds back progress that the company could be making in this market. Toyota is not starving this market for fuel efficient hybrids. So why does VW keep starving this market for fuel efficient clean diesels. This engine should be an option across the lines (i.e., Passat, CC, Eos, Tiguan, Beetle). Also, a twin turbo charger should be mounted to the current certified one to make a more fuel efficient option avaliable for the Tourag. Furthermore, since the Beetle and Jetta are made in Mexico, can VW give a valid reason why 4 motion is not available as an option for these vehicles to give Subaru competition and further bump sales?

  • peter bredon Posted: 8/26/2009 8:38am PDT

    "...the Polo isn't expected to make it to the U.S. before early 2010..." Well, since the link you indicate says Jacoby mentioned a 2011 launch, then that sentence if technically accurate (if misleading).
    "...the Polo is expected to grow slightly in both length and width for U.S. consumption..." It's easy to add length with modified bumpers. It's almost impossible to add width without specific structural changes or all-new sheetmetal, unless you're talking about godawful fender flares.

  • J Baustian Posted: 8/27/2009 12:13am PDT

    The Polo with a 1.2-liter TDI engine would be great -- the first ones sold in North America should have this engine, and then only later offer a gas-engine option for those who don't want to get outrageously great fuel mileage.

  • Ty Menna Posted: 11/27/2009 6:10pm PST

    About friggen time. I have been emailing VW to whine about the lack of a subcompact in their lineup for three years. It is what made them great. Let their AUDIs compete in the large luxury car segment...TDI BLUEMOTION world car of the year...