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VW Bringing Next-Generation Polo to the US

VW Bringing Next-Generation Polo to the US

Jul 9 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

More options for US Volkswagen fans coming soon

Word is circulating that Volkswagen may be set to enter the US subcompact car market with its next-generation Polo. Motortrend reports that a company spokesman confirmed that the next generation...

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VW Bringing Next-Generation Polo to the US

Jul 9 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

More options for US Volkswagen fans coming soon

Word is circulating that Volkswagen may be set to enter the US subcompact car market with its next-generation Polo. Motortrend reports that a company spokesman confirmed that the next generation Polo would be coming to the US. Motor trend also reports that rumors point to Volkswagen introducing a subcompact crossover set below the Tiguan.

The crossover will reportedly be built using the Volkswagen MQB architecture used in the upcoming 7-seat crossover, but the small crossover will be more along the lines of the Ford Fiesta in size. The VW spokesman confirmed to Motortrend that the subcompact Volkswagen crossover is coming to the US along with the closely related next-generation Polo hatchback.

The small crossover SUV is reportedly at least three years away. The cheapest Volkswagen currently available in the US is the 2013 Jetta selling for $16,720. That would leave Volkswagen with for additional models in the US in both pricing and positioning.

 
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Kia negotiating to build $1.5B auto plant in Mexico

Jul 25 2014 7:36am CDT | Source: Autoblog

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Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Kia After a string of recent announcements from automakers, Kia may be the next business to break ground on a factory south of the border. The Korean company is reportedly nearly finished with negotiations to build a $1.5-billion plant near the city of Monterrey in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon. The state's secretary of economic development confirmed the news to Reuters and anticipated talks to be completed in the first two we ...
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Nissan Leaf Vs BMW i3 Vs Volkswagen e-Golf: German Magazine Compares

Jul 25 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Diesel Reports

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The BMW i3's styling has been divisive since its launch earlier this year but one thing that most agree on is its abilities--it's among the best electric cars yet. When Volkswagen launches its e-Golf though, BMW will face tough competition--and worldwide, the Nissan Leaf is still a best-sell ...
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Motor Mouth: Why a VW-Fiat merger would be a chaotic disaster

Jul 25 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Ferdinand Piech, supervisory board chair
The future success of the rumoured — and much denied — Fiat-Chrysler-Volkswagen merger being bandied about this past week very much depends on whether you believe the success of a corporation is the logical conclusion of capitalistic dynamics or the forceful vision of one charismatic leader. If you believe in the former, then you believe that the logistics will help buffer the giant against business cycles, that is if the Volkswagen G ...
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2015 Volkswagen Eos Final Edition bows out

Jul 24 2014 4:53pm CDT | Source: KBB

Wen Jiabao Visits Volkswagen Factory
In its last year of production, the 2015 Volkswagen Eos will drive off into the sunset with a bit of extra spark with the ...
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VW's Winterkorn tells 20,000 staffers of big cost-cutting plans

Jul 24 2014 2:54pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

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Filed under: Volkswagen, Earnings/Financials During a gathering of 20,000 Volkswagen Group employees at company headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany on Wednesday, CEO Martin Winterkorn dropped a bombshell. The boss stated that the automaker isn't operating efficiently enough and admitted the company needs to radically start cutting back to raise its profit margins. To right the ship, Winterkorn has proposed killing off less profitable models and spending less on research and de ...
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Recall Alert: 2015 Volkswagen Golf, GTI

Jul 24 2014 10:24am CDT | Source: Cars.com

Peugeot XY and GTI concept cars are disp
Vehicles Affected: More than 2,000 model-year 2015 Volkswagen Golf and GTI hatchbacks manufactured between Jan. 27, 2014, and May 12, 2014 The Problem: The stabilizer link fasteners may come loose and possibly interfere with steering, requiring additional effort to control the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash. Volkswagen earlier this month issued a stop sale order to dealers on the 2015 Golf and GTI due to the stabilizer link fastener issue, covering ...
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Hyundai and Porsche top J.D. Power’s owner appeal study

Jul 24 2014 10:22am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

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Technology upgrades and new features don’t seem to have much effect on how satisfied owners are with their new cars, according to this year’s J.D. Power APEAL study. The annual study, which has been running for 19 years, measures Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) of new cars and satisfaction among owners. Owners evaluate their new cars across 77 areas, which are used to measure cars o ...
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BMW targets empty nesters with higher-riding compact cars

Jul 24 2014 7:32am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Juergen Bergmann likes to spend time in the forests near his home in Hamburg. What the active 72-year-old with tousled graying hair doesn’t like is squeezing himself into low-slung cars to drive there. “Getting in and out of my wife’s BMW convertible is a struggle,” said Bergmann, who used to own a construction company and gave up driving BMW sedans about 10 years ago for a high-riding sport-utility vehicle. With global ranks of older customers like Bergmann set to more than double to ...
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Forza Horizon 2 will Feature More Than 200 Cars; Here are the First 100

Jul 24 2014 3:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

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It Starts!! With the impending release of a new racing game comes the slow release of the car and track lists, and Forza Horizon 2 is no different. While previously we had a look at some of the cars through the announcement trailer, now we are getting an official list. This announcement lists the first 100 cars of the more than 200 that are promised, and it actually features five cars that have never been in any Forza game.The five new cars are the 1973 Renault Alpine A110 160 ...
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Top ten car brands through market share valuation

Jul 24 2014 2:33am CDT | Source: Motorlogy

This is an interesting time in which to invest in the automotive industry. While the impacts of the global financial crisis continue to be felt, as indeed they do almost everywhere, demand for new cars is high and continues to grow. In addition, the industry as a whole prides itself on being at the cutting-edge of innovative technological developments, particularly within increasingly important areas such a ...
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