PHOENIX, AZ – Volkswagen AG’s Golf R32 wasn’t supposed to make it to the U.S. market. VW Golf R32 is Europe’s first entry in competing with Subaru WRX STi and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. This high-performance variant of the popular Golf small car was destined to tear up the roads of Europe – not California, Texas or Arizona. But a group of U.S. journalists visiting Germany to test drive the Touareg SUV persuaded VW Chairman Bernd Pischetsrieder during a lunch meeting to bring ...

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