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Found on the trademark office, are these patent drawings of the Volkswagen Jetta Coupe, or as the German automaker named the concept version of the car at the Detroit Auto Show in January, the NCC (New Compact Coupe).

Those skimming the photos may notice a couple of changes over the concept model that was motivated by a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain. These include the more production like grille and addition of fog lamps up front, and the visible exhaust tail pipes at the back.

The fact that Volkswagen filed these drawings doesn't guarantee that the company will go ahead and produce what we like to call, the poor-man's Audi A5. However, since Volkswagen has no plans to bring the Scirocco to the States and given that the NCC is more or less a coupe version of the all-new Jetta, we can't see why it shouldn't make it into production. Any thoughts?


Source: http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2010/07/volkswagen-files-design-patents-for.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+Carscoop+(CARSCOOP)

























 

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My only question is price: there will be a lot of customer overlap with the 2 door Golf so will they give the 2 door Jetta coupe high end options and keep the Golf with more basic options to differentiate the two models?
 

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I don't get it. So they changed the grill and added foglights. Why does that require a patent? Are they trying to leak this to build anticipation?
 

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My only question is price: there will be a lot of customer overlap with the 2 door Golf so will they give the 2 door Jetta coupe high end options and keep the Golf with more basic options to differentiate the two models?
This is what I think is going to happen eventually. Americans don't like hatchbacks for the most part and the Jetta has been Volkswagen's bread and butter vehicle here - just like the Golf is the same but in Europe. Another example is BMW and their 3er, their bread and butter car but the wagon is going to go bye bye for the states next year :( The only BMW I would buy (if it came in a diesel lol).
 
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