Volkswagen has big plans for the American market in the near future, with the next-generation Polo and a subcompact crossover joining the German automaker’s lineup.
The subcompact Polo and a small crossover will be available in the U.S. to assist the automaker in meeting CAFE standards. It is likely that the Polo will also be offered with full-electric drive for American consumers. The small crossover however, which will be slotted below the Tiguan, is still at least three years away. But thanks to the German automaker’s MQB architecture, the crossover will benefit from the availability of all-wheel drive in addition to hybrid applications.
Volkswagen’s cheapest offering in America currently is the Jetta that has a starting price of $16,720, which means the automaker has room for a cheaper subcompact to help meet the new fuel economy regulations. Volkswagen will also be bringing the Golf GTD to America as a 2015 model.
[Source: Motor Trend]
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