The recent success of the Toyota Yaris and Honda Fit here in the states has made every auto maker take notice. One automaker is Volkswagen. The German manufacturer is considering selling its highly popular Polo.
Similarly sized to the Japanese subcompact twosome — and actually closer in size to the original Golf/Rabbit — the car would provide VW an immediate, competitive car in the “small is beautiful and fuel efficient” category.
Expect one major change, though. VW’s not talking, but don’t expect a 1.4 to 2.0 liters in displacement found in European cars. Americans need bigger engines for our bigger, uh, bottoms.
But worse, from an enthusiast’s viewpoint, is that VW is apparently ready to commit the cardinal sin of tailoring a car for the American market. Oh, well. Maybe the aftermarket can help with that mistake.
As for pricing, expect to slot beneath the Rabbit.
Our take? Bring it over as is, ’nuff said.