VW feels that following last summer’s record gas prices, US consumers are more open to smaller more fuel efficient vehicles. Eventually gas prices are going to rise again, which would increase demand for a vehicle like the Polo.
The Polo fits in between the Toyota Yaris and Honda Fit in terms of size.
Volkswagen development chief Ulrich Hackenberg recently told the Automotive News that “The small-car segment is the fastest growing segment in the U.S. and that Oil prices will rise again and that will drive small car sales up further.”
It’s not known when the Polo will go on sale in the US, but production could take place at Volkswagen’s Puebla, Mexico plant.
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