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Old 08-28-2012, 11:13 AM   #15 (permalink)
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My bad.

The issue is, if this is specifically a non-US variant, you have to find a way to certify that it is built in the same manner as a US market variant. Makers don't always build cars to the same standards for every market. As an example, the Korean market Spark is not likely to score as high in NHTSA testing as the US market Spark. And sometimes, high mileage variants from outside the US will fail US Emissions... Specifically NOx, which VAG products using direct injection and stratified lean burn fall afoul of, in the US.

While the car should be able to pass US tests, given the regular Lupo does... It's up to you to convince the government it can... usually by providing them several cars for destructive testing.
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