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Despite months of fervent speculation by yours truly and many other onliners, VW has delayed its decision to build a small SUV, dubbed Beduin. While the company stopped short of saying the project was shelved, it did insinuate the reasons for the delay were financial. The company has been implementing a drastic plan to cut 1.3 billion in costs, which has likely taken its toll on production plans across the company's car brands. No word on when the final word will come down.

VW delays decision to build new compact off-roader [The Detroit News]

Volkswagen Gets Competitive: New Products Aim for Japan; More on Volkswagen's Mini SUV; Costs Face Slashings As VW Forwards Plan to Reverse Misfortunes; Volkswagen CEO Warns of Takeover Possibility; Volkswagen to Release New Jetta Wagon Later than Expected [internal]