What the hell, Volkswagen. What the hell. You can get a GTI autobahn with tartan cloth (awesomely called Clark Cloth) seats in Canada, but in the US you have no option but black leather?
I asked Mark Gillies about this and he said VW decided Americans simply don't want to mess around with options because it "confuses the exclusivity of trim levels" or something along those lines.
I repeat - what the hell Volkswagen.