Alas, it's doubtful that Volkswagen of America (VoA) will import the Clubsport model in the U.S. -- damn shame, actually -- because (in my humble opinion, of course) the subtle changes to the lower front fascia make a meaningful improvement in the Mk8 GTI's appearance. And then, of course, there are the chassis and performance enhancements unique to the Clubsport model. I also really like the 18" alloys unique to the Clubsport.
American car magazines seem not to mind that the U.S. and Canada are only getting the GTI and the R. The even suggest that the base model is boring. I own a base model - a Mark 6. Leaving out the base model for the eighth generation is totally unacceptable! Please follow my blog 'Bring the Base Eighth-Generation VW Golf To North America!