Volkswagen Bluesport production on hold

Bad news for Volkswagen Bluesport and future Porsche 914 fans, even though it should come at no surprise, it is still a let down. Ever since Porsche announced that there will be no new entry level offering in the line-up , Volkswagen has also announced that due to the current economic situation, their open air, diesel burning BlueSport model has been put on hold.

Volkswagen did not shut the door on the concept, saying that there is still a chance for a production model, but only after the world goes back to buying cars. So, for Volkswagen fans the good news is that the German automaker will eventually offer a roadster. The only question is when?

The VW BlueSport Concept is powered by a mid-mounted 2.0 Liter TDI with common rail injection engine making an adequate 177 HP. VW says that the clean diesel convertible can go from 0 to 60 MPH in just 6.6 seconds and has a top speed of 140 MPH, all while returning 55 MPG. Now that sounds like fun, both behind the wheel and at the pump.

Source: Channel4

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7 comments:

The suspesion of Bluesport production means, the merger will really be waiting for the right time till the market is ready for a new sports car or Porsche will be in the loosing end

I just hope that VW and Porsche in time would allow the Bluesport to really get on the road to production anytime soon

How come Audi is coming up with an avalanche of new generation line up while its sister company have to hold its product development?

The future BlueSport will come out once Porsche mangement decides to allow VW to market bigger market segment specifically in covertible roadster.

The Concept BlueSport follows on from a previous roadster concept car, the Volkswagen Concept R, shown at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show. If production was not put on hold it was supposed to be built and assembled in WV AutoEuropa in Portugal

You can’t have it all in situation like this, you really have to wait until the time is ripe

This is really saddening when you know already what is to happen and you are only anticipating what comes next. Maybe after our economy kicks back and the automobile market refreshes, then WV will be ready to offer new line up.

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