Both cars will be built on the automaker’s new MQB architecture, which means they can be easily configured to have front- and all-wheel drive. In addition, this platform is designed to allow hybrid applications and even full electric-drive. Yes, a next-gen E-Polo is a very likely possibility, even for the US. So why is VW all of a sudden bringing the Polo stateside considering it’s been sold in Europe and other countries since 1975? It’s very simple: CAFE
. Just take a look at other brands, such as Ford and Honda with their Fiesta
respective subcompacts, and you’ll immediately realize that VW is lacking a US competitor for each of those.