- Mar 6, 2009
VW's BlueMotion tech could find its way to sporting models
Volkswagen Bluesport Concept - Click above for high-res gallery
Volkswagen has plans to prove that it can "make a connection between fun, performance and low consumption," according to R&D head man Dr. Ulrich Hackenburg. To that end, the German automaker is likely to introduce a BlueSport brand to go along with the BlueMotion moniker already in use for the greenest of its current model range.
The performance-minded eco-friendly name was first introduced on the BlueSport roadster concept that the automaker revealed in Detroit late last year. According to Evo, there's a 90% likelihood that VW will follow through with a production model based on that concept by 2011.
Ahead of that potential model's introduction, VW could test the waters with a BlueSport edition of the Euro-only Scirocco, as well as a diesel-powered version of the GTI hatchback. Considering VW's recent small-scale success with diesel engines in the U.S., it seems possible the automaker could continue testing the waters with an American BlueSport line.