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According to VW’s top labor representative Bernd Osterloh, Europe’s largest automaker Vw Ag. is considering producing Golf models in the U.S.

The Golf model is an important model for Volkswagen’s main plant in Wolfsburg. Osterloh wants to discuss production plans with Volkswagen’s management board, Wolfsburger Allgemeine reports.

A Volkswagen spokesman told Dow Jones Newswires that the automaker’s production chief Michael Macht plans to discuss the issue with the works council and is confident that a solution will be found.

Now, Vw just unveiled the American Passat that will be made at Chattanooga plant – but according to some German reports, the Chattanooga plant is capable of up to three distinct production lines.

Volkswagen North America President and CEO Jonathan Browning has made it clear that VW here must do much more with both the Golf and modular architecture-sharing Tiguan small SUV.

On the same time, Vw already announced that the powerful Golf R will hit the US market somewhere in 2012. Question remains – it will be made in U.S. or Europe?

The U.S. hasn’t seen a high performance, all-wheel drive version of the Volkswagen Golf since 2008 when the R32 was discontinued.