Next VW Jetta Rumored to Have an Alltrack Version, Maybe Even a Coupe

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Rumors surrounding the Volkswagen NMC concept have simmered down, now that we know what's really going on with the car. While it's too late for the production version to amount to anything fantastic, there's always next time to consider.
A report from Car Magazine states that after launching a facelift for the Jetta last month at the New York Auto Show, Volkswagen is already thinking about the future of the compact range. According to their sources, three versions have already been approved – saloon, estate(wagon) and Alltrack. A fourth model is under consideration, Wolfsburg "insiders" tell.

But according to Car, it's not the NMC, which has been ruled out because it's a 2+2 seater instead of a five-seat. In its place, the Jetta would get a true coupe with two doors, like a Honda Civic Coupe. At this point, their report loses some of its credibility. The NMC concept was near-production ready and follwoing its unveiling has already been seen on the streets in China.

How can they not approve something that's
almost ready for production? Either this is a fabrication or VW officials don't want us to know about the second-grade product they're working on in China. Remember, that car uses the old Golf 6 platform and not the newer MQB and will probably even have naturally aspirated engines, a big no-no for the makers of TSI.

What's really interesting though is that Alltrack model. It's not the first time a Jetta with raised suspension has been mentioned. Two years ago, North American company officials said they'd love a Jetta Alltrack because it makes a lot of sense.

It did then and will continue to do so right up until 2016, when this supposed 3 or 4-strong Jetta family comes out. Question is, now that the Jetta SportWagon is being renamed as a Golf for the 2015 model year, are they making another wagon or just using the Golf estate to make the Alltrack. Confusing VW, very confusing!
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