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http://www.autoweek.com/article/20090116/FREE/901169993

Volkswagen plans to sell its Polo small car in the U.S.

VW development chief Ulrich Hackenberg said the automaker plans to sell the car in the U.S. to take advantage of American buyers' increasing enthusiasm for smaller, fuel-efficient cars.

"The small-car segment is the fastest growing segment in the U.S.,"

Hackenberg told Automotive News Europe at the Detroit auto show. "Oil prices will rise again and that will drive small car sales up further."

VW has never competed in the subcompact segment in the United States. The smallest car it sells here is the Golf, also known as the Rabbit. The Polo would be larger than the Toyota Yaris, but smaller than the Honda Fit, says Volkswagen Group of America CEO Stefan Jacoby.

Jacoby says the Polo would be a "further alternative" to help VW meet its goal of more than tripling U.S. sales to 800,000 vehicles annually over the next decade. Once the economy begins to recover, oil prices will be more expensive than before the recession, Jacoby says, and VW has the "right products for that."

"With our European heritage, we are used to compact and subcompact cars. We are working right now to upgrade these cars for the American market," Jacoby said.

Volkswagen of America spokesman Jim Gill says he is not aware of a definite date for the Polo's U.S. launch. VW might test American reaction to the car at upcoming auto shows, he said.

"We are definitely looking at it and what would need to be done for it to be successful," Gill said.

Hackenberg said that U.S.-market Polos could be produced in VW's assembly plant in Puebla, Mexico. He did not say when U.S. sales of the Polo would start.

VW will debut its latest-generation Polo at the Geneva auto show in March.
But no when!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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hell yeah! its about time! i just hope that they really are serious....and won't take YEARS to get it done. :thumbup: i wouldn't mind having one myself and i know my GF would get one in a second.
 

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if they bring the 170hp 1.4L TSI GTI version with DSG sign me up :thumbup:
 

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hell yeah! its about time! i just hope that they really are serious....and won't take YEARS to get it done. :thumbup: i wouldn't mind having one myself and i know my GF would get one in a second.
WTF Jacek?! You sick of the GTI already? :p
 

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How many years did it take VW to bring the MK5 GTI here again?

We will see it.....2011-12 :lol:

If it won't be 12-13k or so....don't bother IMO.
True dat. We all whined for the A3 and it gets here and doesn't sell. Why? Because the 2.0T Quattro is $32K and the 3.2 S-Line is $40K. F' that.

If the Polo is going to fly here it will need a base model for $12,500, a 'nice' model for $14,000, a diesel for $16K and a GTI for $15K IMO.
 

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Hopefully they'll expedite bringing the car here to avoid missing the boat on Americans who are suddenly fuel economy-conscious. One year and all those Expedition drivers will be in Toyotas.
 

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Congrats US friends! :thumbup:
My wife is driving polo for half and year, and everytime she comes home, her words are: "I love my Polo" ...
 

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Cool! However, I prefer the 1.4 Turbo Diesel Polo. Can you say 60 to 70 MPG!!!
 

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WTF Jacek?! You sick of the GTI already? :p
hell no...i love the GTI! :driving:

If the Polo is going to fly here it will need a base model for $12,500, a 'nice' model for $14,000, a diesel for $16K and a GTI for $15K IMO.
agreed. thats exactly what i am hoping for. they should have a winner if thats the pricing they will offer. :thumbup:
 
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