When Porsche CEO Matthias Müller halted plans for an entry-level roadster, many of us assumed the Volkswagen Bluesport was dead in the water. However, that doesn't appear to be the case according to a recent report.
In an interview with EVO, Volkswagen engineering boss Uli Hackenberg said the model is still under consideration despite a low sales forecast. He added the entry-level sports car market will likely see renewed interest thanks to several new models like the Toyota GT 86, Scion FR-S, and Subaru BRZ. Hackenberg went on to say the current exchange rates could make German cars more competitive in America, which could boost demand.
If the stars line up, Hackenberg expects a revised sales forecast will push estimates past the 50,000 unit mark required for production. Should this occur, the Bluesport and an Audi variant could arrive within three years.