Will the Polo Resurrect VW US?

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
will the polo resurrect vw us

Automotive News [sub] reports that VW is bringing the Polo econobox stateside. “Oil prices will rise again,” VW development chief Ulrich Hackenberg said, unaware of the expression’s meaning to Lynyrd Skinner fans. “and that will drive small car sales up further.” Further than…? Hackenberg said VW’s assembly plant in Puebla, Mexico could spit out the Polo for U.S. consumers. He did not say why this hadn’t been done before, when it might start now, whether or not it would be the next gen Polo or what color we should paint his trial balloon. I know! Green!

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  • Oldyak Oldyak on Jan 16, 2009

    I like it! Maybe VW will get it right this time..... After all,VW started it all

  • Areitu Areitu on Jan 16, 2009

    That depends on how long they can convince people they've bought a quality product.

  • John Williams John Williams on Jan 17, 2009
    i have wondered why there are no performance subcompacts. plastic body cladding and alloy wheels does not make a car “sporty” If you want a sporty subcompact, you look up a catalog full of aftermarket parts and bone up on your wrench skills. It's what a lot of the younger set are doing. Everyone else just wants a subcompact with good gas mileage and cheap upkeep costs.

  • Sherman Lin Sherman Lin on Jan 17, 2009

    "I don’t understand the U.S. anti-VW bias" Because many of us use to own a VW. Most unreliable car in my life was a VW Rabbit.