Volkswagen’s head of R&D, Ulrich Hackenberg, says he will find out in the next few months if the VW Bluesport roadster will be given the production go-ahead.
“It’s a personal favourite car of mine,” he said at the LA motor show, “and I would expect a final commitment to its future to be made by the VW Group within the next few months.”
If it is given the go-ahead, the VW Bluesport roadster would go on sale within the next three years.
Powered by a transversely mounted 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine, the VW Concept Bluesport is a sports car designed with current emissions and budget-sensitive times firmly in mind.
With a kerb weight of less than 1200kg, the roadster has been conceived to appeal to keen drivers. It’s capable of cracking 62mph from rest in 6.6sec and hitting 140mph flat out.