Volkswagen‘s plan to build the handsome Jetta coupe have been tossed. As the capacity at the Puebla, Mexico plant is already up to its brim with the Jetta wagon, Golf, and Beetle, there simply isn’t any more room for an addition model to be assembled. Moreover, the Mexico plant anticipates production of the Beetle convertible as well.
Filing for a Jetta Coupe patent last year, Volkswagen’s original plan was to offer a package that would compete against the Honda Civic coupe and to fill in the void left by their decision to not bring the Scirocco to North America. First unveiled at the 2010 North American International Auto Show as the NCC concept, the coupe would’ve had a 7-speed dual-clutchgearbox as well as various engine trims ranging from a diesel to the 2.0 TSI found in the GTI.
It really is a shame that the Puebla, Mexico plant couldn’t be anymore accommodating as there could have really been a market for this attractive design. Perhaps this decision will reopen the debate about the Scirocco R making its way to America?
GALLERY: Volkswagon NCC Concept
[Source: Car and Driver]