We've already heard word that Volkswagen may be considering a new Alltrack version of its Jetta for the North American Market, but TheDetroitBureau.com reports the automaker is also looking at other high-riding options. Jonathan Browning, Volkswagen Group of America CEO, says a new mid-sized SUV may show up in the lineup alongside the next-generation Tiguan (which itself is likely to get a trio of variants). The unnamed model would fit below the Touareg in size and price and would likely be co-developed engineers in the U.S. and those in another part of the world. So, when can we expect to see the model? Development is currently in its earliest stages, which means we'll have to wait until 2015 at the earliest.
Meanwhile, Browning makes it clear Volkswagen is also keen to flesh out its lineup with other new models, including a new mid-sized sedan. A sub-Golf offering may also show up from Europe, which means the automaker may bring over either the Polo or the new Up! micro car. The blossoming stable is part of an effort to keep the company's recent sales growth on track. Volkswagen has made it clear the company wants to triple its companywide sales by 2018.


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      Corey
      • 2 Years Ago
      Enough with the CUV/SUV already, VW already has the Tiguan and Toureg. What they should do is ditch the Eos, replace it with the GTI Cabrio and bring the UP/Concept Bulli Bus.
      Rental Rep
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wasn't this same article posted yesterday then pulled down? I read it and refreshed the page and it was gone.
      imoore
      • 2 Years Ago
      So they can't bring the Amarok over here, but VW feels we need another SUV/Crossover? What's up with that? Seriously, we have too many SUV/CUV/XUV's already. There needs to be a breaking point somewhere.
      throwback
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would not bring both the Polo and Up here. I suggest they go with the Up, something that is clearly different than anything else VW sells in the USA. The Polo is just a smaller version of the Golf, which does not sell very well in the USA.
        MyerShift
        • 2 Years Ago
        @throwback
        Polo is bigger than the Up! and Americans would probably rather have Fiesta over 500 size.
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      O-oh. Ford better start the Ford Ranger production line back up and reconsider their recent decision. This may have been what VW was strategically waiting for.
      vc-10
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think the Up! might be too small for the US market. The CrossPolo would probably do quite well- a little bit higher and with the '4x4' style body cladding stuff makes it look a bit more 'butch', and less like the Golf.
      Jason R. Bondhus
      • 2 Years Ago
      No one wants a Polo? I love this car. Finally saw a couple in person in Hong Kong last week. It's just like a 3/4 Golf. I love the Golf as well but personally feel it's a bit large. Good combination of MPG and quality interior. http://www.vwvortex.com/artman/publish/article_3049.shtml I'd take a GTI or the BlueGT
        Snark
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jason R. Bondhus
        Eh, I've driven several. They're absolutely nothing special, and it offers nothing that a Fiesta, Yaris, or Fit doesn't. The interior is much cheaper than a Golf's, and I thought the ride and handling was mediocre as well.
          Georg
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Snark
          The Polo fit and finish is much better than all other cars in its segment... much better than Yaris Fit and Fiesta.... The best point of the Polo is it looks like a normal hatchback not like a girly or momy shoping trolly... The Mini is much to expansive, both the Mini and the 500 are much smaler than the Polo (both are over 12inch shorter) .. thats VW Up size not VW Polo size. The current generation Polo has the size of a Golf Mk III with much more internal space.
      CarCrazy24
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bring these great Euro models here and don't forget to bring them here with diesels!
      Mr.Roadrage
      • 2 Years Ago
      In its present form, I doubt the Polo could be a mainstream car in North America. Volkswagen has made an Americanized version of the Passat. Why not do the same with the Polo? Make it bigger, put a boot (trunk) on it, and restyle it a bit to make it more butch. The Japanese and Koreans have been very successful by producing cars that suit the predelections of each market. VW should take a page from their book.
      Justin Campanale
      • 2 Years Ago
      VW, PLEASE do us a big favor and bring the Polo to the US market. The concept of "Americans only like big cars" is bogus nowadays. Cars like the Fiesta, Fit, Accent, and Yaris sell over 50k units a year. They would be very popular in cities like San Fran and NYC. I've driven a Plo before and it is a very nice car. I'd take it over any other -segment car any day of the week, with the possible exception of the Mazda2 and Mini.
        vc-10
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        They sell better than any other small car apart from the Fiesta here in the UK. I drive one (an older 2002 model) and I love it.
      E Tune
      • 2 Years Ago
      Polo GTI please!
      mr.vw
      • 2 Years Ago
      Whatever VW brings I hope VW builds these models to european build specs. I really hope VW doesn't ***** out the whole brand here like they did with new Jetta and Passat. The new Jetta/passat are an embarrassment to the idea of german engineering. True German innovation and build quality is truly VW's edge.
        VW Chatt
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mr.vw
        North American Passat quality specs are very high and we take pride in that fact. Thanks to all of you who are VW owners and those who are interested in our product. I would put my Family in our Passat knowing the passion for detail that goes into it from my Chattanooga Volkswagen Family. Thanks for all your hard work.
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