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Bluesport models would integrate VW’s BlueMotion eco-friendly technologies in a sports car packageEnlarge Photo
At January’s Detroit Auto Show VW showed off the Bluesport concept car, a vehicle that integrated the company’s BlueMotion eco-friendly technology in the body of a sports car, and according to VW R&D chief Ulrich Hackenburg the concept behind the vehicle could be applied to the company’s production cars.
Speaking with EVO, Hackenburg said there was a 90% chance that the Bluesport concept car would enter production. Essentially, VW needs to “make a connection between fun, performance and low consumption,” he explained.
Other models that may get the Bluesport treatment include the Scirocco and the Golf GTI. In fact, VW is reportedly planning several new performance models based on the Golf platform, including an eco-friendly ‘GTD’ diesel version.