Volkswagen Golf Four-Door Coupe Coming to US

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Hoping to capitalize on growing interest among U.S. buyers, Volkswagen is working on bringing a four-door coupe to North America, likely by 2015.

Reports suggest the car will be marketed as a sportier four-door than the Jetta (pictured above), which carries a more bland image. Of course, the car will also be built on Volkswagen’s MQB architecture – shared by the Audi A3 and Golf among several others – although this will be a slightly longer package than the Golf according to British publication AutoExpress.

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In Europe, the car is expected to be offered with either a 1.4-liter turbo gasoline engine which would make 120 hp or a 2.0-liter turbo diesel, although the latter likely isn’t powerful enough to please North American drivers – especially when you consider that this is aimed to be marketed as a sportier car.

There should also be a GTI version of the car arriving some time after the Golf CC’s initial debut to compete with cars like the Mercedes CLA 45 AMG, presumably with the same powertrain as the brand’s hothatch.

[Source: AutoExpress]

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Luke Vandezande
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  • Perry F. Bruns Perry F. Bruns on Jan 10, 2013

    Okay, so what's the difference between a coupe and a sedan this week? Once, a coupe had just two seats. Then automakers began making four-seaters they called coupes, but insurance companies still called two-door sedans. What's NOT a coupe now?

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