America rarely gets diesel love, or hatchback love from the European automakers, which is a shame, because diesels are a great way to get some extra MPGs without sacrificing too much excitement, and hatchbacks are a great way to make a small, sporty car practical. Because of what happened in the '80s, Americans are just now warming up to both ideas. 

Volkswagen has championed both in our country, and has seen some success for it. Now that the Mk. VII Volkswagen GTD, which is basically just a GTI with a torquey diesel under the hood, has been unveiled rumors are circulating that this car might make it to the U.S.A. We'd love GTI suspension with 40 MPGs and 258 lb-ft of torque, but would the rest of America?

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