America’s growing affinity for fuel-sipping subcompacts is leading more automakers to consider offering them.; The latest, Volkswagen, is toying with the notion of bringing its Polo hatchback to the U.S.
The Polo, primarily a staple of VW’s European lineup, is smaller than the Rabbit, measuring closer in size to Honda’s Fit. Most Polos make use of small-displacement motors, typically either a 1.4-liter I-3 or a 2.0-liter I-4.
Volkswagen Group of America president Stefan Jacoby acknowledged the company is considering importing the Polo, but admitted no definite timetable is set.; Another VW representative mentioned that a U.S. version would likely come after a complete redesign, which would be necessary for differing safety standards.