VW fans rejoice: street word has it that the VW Jetta R Sport is being considered for the US.
Volkswagen is considering production of an R version of its upcoming sixth-generation Jetta at its Peubla factory in Mexico. The new model is part of the company’s efforts to give its U.S. lineup a greater number of image-leading performance models and lure younger customers to the brand.
The new four-door sedan, possibly to be previewed at the SEMA show in November, has been conceived to rival popular Japanese and European performance models such as the Honda Civic Si and BMW 128i.
Volkswagen won’t officially confirm the existence of new model but officials at the European launch of the new Golf R in Ellmau, Austria this week indicate production plans for the Jetta R are already well advanced.