VW may be axing its wagon options
Are the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and SportWagen being discontinued?
It seems 2018 is the year when rumors are flying about the discontinuation of popular models in the lineup. First, we heard that the Beetle might be going the way of the dinosaurs, and now there’s speculation that the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, which is a recent addition to the lineup, and the SportWagen could both be discontinued after the Golf family redesign due in 2020. Here’s why it might be likely.
Sales are down for station wagons
For 2018, Volkswagen introduced the 2018 Atlas and the updated 2018 Tiguan, both of which satisfy the need for Close-up Tornado Red 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrackroomier vehicles in the lineup. Though there are still plenty of shoppers who enjoy the combination of cargo space and a low profile, the station wagon has slowly been going out of vogue. With VW generally heading in a different direction as we head into the future, it’s natural that we might see some vehicles leave the lineup as new ones are introduced.
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This is the current prediction for the 2020 model year, but that doesn’t mean that remaining inventory won’t be available as we head into 2019. The redesign is coming with big expectations as Volkswagen is expected to offer hybrid options and the Volkswagen I.D., which could replace the e-Golf as a fully-electric vehicle.
There is also some potential to see upgrades to your performance hatchbacks, as we have already seen it indicated that the 2020 Golf R might produce upwards of 400 horsepower to make it a competitive option in the hot hatch segment.
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