• Jul 10th 2010 at 7:52PM
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Volkswagen NCC patents – Click above for high-res image gallery

Take a look at what Carscoop's managed to dig up. It seems Volkswagen's been busy securing patents for its New Compact Coupe. Do these filings mean Volkswagen is seriously considering the addition of a Jetta Coupe to the lineup? Probably. After all, the coupe concept VW teased us all with last winter looked very production-ready, and it was quite well-received.

The images here show that the car has evolved somewhat since we last saw it at the Detroit Auto Show. There's now a traditional-style grille and exhaust, indicating that gas and diesel iterations are obviously in the works for the launch. If and when we'll see a hybrid version in keeping with the Detroit NCC concept remains to be seen. So, keep your fingers crossed that these patents foreshadow a classy little coupe from VW. This is a sharp-looking ride, and since it's larger than the Scirocco, it just might find an audience here in the land of the free.




[Source: Carscoop]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I like it. Especially the fact That it looks like the A5. Good for VW. Bad for Audi A5.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Kia Forte coupe
      • 5 Years Ago
      I see a bit of 3 coupe rear end and audi mixed together, either way it is a nice car!
      • 5 Years Ago
      to me, the next generation jetta looks bland in the front and looks similar to a 99-00 passat! as long as i can remember, i dont think there was ever a coupe version of the jetta... the eos is on that platform, but the jetta coupe would make a convertible possible.....ive seen what the engines are and are pretty much the same as they are now, though im alittle upset that the turbo 2.0 will be the same as it is and not the one in the audi A4 with 211-hp and something like 258-lb.ft... that beats the current 200-hp and 207-lb.ft... but the car is nice though!
        • 5 Years Ago
        "as long as i can remember, i dont think there was ever a coupe version of the jetta..."

        A1 and A2 generations both had two-door models.
        • 5 Years Ago
        goapr.com

        chip it to 250 HP/275 tq for $500.
      • 5 Years Ago
      A "baby A5" Jetta would not likely harm actual A5 sales in any significant way. In addition to the size, luxury and performance differences, there's also brand prestige. It's like thinking the Altima coupe cannibalizes the G37 because it's a Nissan product and has a similar design. Different market segments, different target buyers, and different brands. The mistakes are cars like the EOS, an overpriced car with limited appeal, or the Routan, which simply isn't a VW. CC, on the other hand, is a great flagship for them. (Yes, I'm ignoring that the Phaeton is still in production for sales elsewhere.)

      If the new US-built Jetta can match the quality, pricing and equipment of the Japanese cars in its segment (which remains a big TBD), then it has a chance to expand VW's market reach. To me, the coupe is more attractive than the new sedan, which I find a little bland even though I like its chunky proportions and clean lines in general. I think it will age better than the current Jetta, but I wish VW had had a little more fun with some of the detailing (ugh, red turn signals again). The A4 Jetta (4th generation, not the Audi model) was clean and handsome, and it looked like a premium small German sedan. It wasn't fancy or glitzy, or even trendy, it just looked taut and sporty and well-made (probably looked better made than it was, if you go by the number of "check engine" lights).
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Peter, you have a valid point, even if an Altima coupe is a pretty ungainly and cheap-looking knockoff of the G37. Seems I still see way more G37 coupes on the road than Altima coupes. It's also probably why the A8 has never sold well, since it always tends to look like a giant A4, and because they have it at the wrong end of the design cycle (it usually comes last in a generation, rather than first, so it follows rather than leads each iteration of their design language).

        That said, I still don't think a Jetta coupe will harm A5 sales that much because the A5 looks so good and sells in pretty small numbers to people who seem to get its appeal. But we'll see...it's hard to track that kind of buyer response, unless the A5 just falls off the charts when the Jetta coupe launches.

        As for buying from the upscale division of another brand (Acura, Infiniti, Audi) vs BMW or MB who don't have similar models in a lower-tier brand, it does seem to work better when they have their own identity. Then again, look at Acura's identity (the beaver-tooth grille and style trying so hard to stand out) versus Audi's (which look like Audis, even though VWs look a fair amount like Audis). Maybe just having good design is the best approach!

        I'm curious why you bought a 5-series if you wanted a 2-door.
      • 5 Years Ago
      it's a volkswagon that looks like a golf!
      ;)

      is it just me or does it also look like VW is raiding the Audi parts bin. The headlights look almost identical to the new Audi A3's headlights.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks good, great alternative for those not looking to drop $30,000 on a 2.0T A5. Less dynamic but that makes sense given this'll probably start $10,000 cheaper. More cohesive than the accord coupe, might as well can the eos and just sell this in rag top form.
      • 5 Years Ago
      4motion, 2.0T (or R32!), independent suspension, enough room for girls in the back, and sell it for 25k... I'm sure there'll be enough college grads/DINKs takers who want a reasonably upscale looking car that's 'big enough' and not your typical midsize box.
        • 5 Years Ago
        erm no, they won't sell this with golf r bits for less than the golf r.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Damn seeing everyone here call this bland, pretty much explains to me why every car now looks like a damn spaceship. It looks like it has a ton of potential in the tuner market. I guess in getting when anything non swoopy looks bland
        • 5 Years Ago
        +1

        I think these cars look great, I prefer the simple lines. These types of designs aren't going to date as fast. Many cars lately have been looking a bit busy. Of course, that is just my own opinion.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The new sedan was looking bland, but I think this looks really nice. Looking like an A5 is a good thing since many people consider that one of the most beautiful cars on the road. Give me a reasonably priced R version!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice car hope it sells well. Volkswagon deserves it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Baby A5
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