Mark Gillies, Manager, product and technology communications, says this:

To be honest, we have to be careful about introducing too much complexity into model lineups, which is why it is leather on SE with no cloth option. If there is enough of an outcry to dealers from people actually wanting to buy cars, then that will definitely get back to us. I have already communicated the sentiments to our product marketing department based on emails from prospective customers.

Best,

Mark Gillies

Hey, want plaid seats in your upper trim GTI?