Report: Volkswagen Jetta R will be built, if the market wants it

Article by Christian A., on November 5, 2010

As part of a move to expand its R performance range, Volkswagen will use its new, sixth-generation Jetta saloon, according to the latest reports from Autocar.

In fact, VW displayed a version equipped with a 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine with an “unspecified” power output at the Mk6 Jetta’s European launch in Munich last week.

This engine is mated to a six-speed DSG gearbox and its 4Motion all-wheel drive system. Earlier this year, VW’s R division was spun off as a separate in-house company.

This is similar to what transpired with the BMW’s M unit. VW is intent on developing a vehicle that follows the Golf R and Scirocco R models.

The other models being developed at the R division include the Polo R, following Audi’s news that it will re-engineer the Polo/A1 platform for four-wheel drive – which the platform was previously unable to accommodate.

According to VW’s R&D chief, Ulrich Hackenberg, a Jetta R is being assessed and that it will be produced if there is a customer demand for it. But considering the popularity of V6 sports saloons in the US (Jetta’s key market), this is almost a sure thing.

Hackenberg added that it won’t be a problem since the “Jetta’s platform can take four-wheel drive.”

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