A Volkswagen official told Autovisie that a production version of the BlueSport concept is not being considered.
Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neusser, board member and head of technical development at Volkswagen, recently declared there aren't any plans to put the appealing BlueSport concept into production as they consider there isn't a market for such a model. As a consequence, Volkswagen isn't cooking up a compact sportscar since the segment is "going down" and they plan to focus more on A- and B-segment models.
As a reminder, Volkswagen revealed the BlueSport concept back in 2009 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and over the years many rumors emerged about a potential production version. The concept had a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter TDI turbodiesel engine with 180 HP (132 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) which granted the vehicle with a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 6.6 seconds and a 140 mph (226 km/h) top speed.
The concept came with an orange soft top and managed to return 54.7 mpg US (66 mpg UK or 4.3 liters / 100 km) with CO2 emissions of only 113 g/km. It was equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels and the engine was coupled to a six-speed DSG transmission.