VW Golf Wagon Production Ending In U.S. With 2019MY Cars

Volkswagen of America has announced that the Golf Alltrack and Golf SportWagen won’t be produced anymore following their 2019 model year run. Of the pair, the Alltrack will endure until December of this year when production will cease at the Puebla plant in Mexico.

The reason for their demise is the fact that SUVs account for 47% of industry sales and more than 50% of VW sales in the U.S. And more are coming too, like the Atlas Cross Sport and the ID. CROZZ electric SUV.

“SUVs have definitely assumed the mantle of family haulers from the station wagons and minivans we remember from our childhoods,” said Scott Keogh, VW of America president and CEO. “But as we look towards the future, both our expanded SUV lineup and the upcoming ID. family of electric vehicles will bring the opportunity to combine the style and space people want in a variety of ways. As the ID. BUZZ concept demonstrates, the flexibility of our EV platform gives us the ability to revive body styles of the past, so anything is possible.”

Also read: Here’s How The 2017 VW Golf Alltrack Stood Up To A 2-Year Long Term Test

As of right now, buyers can still purchase a 2019 Golf wagon model, either as a regular SportWagen or as the more capable Alltrack, which features 4Motion all-wheel drive as standard, 6.9 inches of ground clearance and a 1.8-liter TSI engine with 168 HP and 199 lb-ft (270 Nm) of torque. The SportWagen meanwhile can be had with either a 1.4-liter TSI unit with 147 HP and 184 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque, as well as with the previously-mentioned 1.8-liter TSI.

Even prior to these two models, VW has had a rich wagon-filled history, beginning with the 1600 Squareback Sedan (1966-1971). Models that followed included the Type 412 Wagon (1971-1974), Dasher (1974-1981), Quantum (1981-1988), Fox (1989-1991), Passat (1990-2010) and the Jetta (2001-2005 / 2008-2014).

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  • Perry F. Bruns

    “We’ve told them wagons aren’t cool for 30 years, and now they’re telling us that wagons aren’t cool.”

    • atomicbri

      I am hoping CUVs will sooner or later be seen as how wagons were. My friend’s teenager and his friends HATE CUVs so maybe there is some hope later down the road.

  • StrangerGP

    USA isn’t the entire world. It’s still going to be sold in Europe and in other areas.

  • Craig

    And a 6-speed manual transmission. Something its replacement will NOT get. The Golf Alltrack is very nice car.

  • Craig

    Right you are!

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    VW should be taking advantage of every possible niche, no matter how small.
    And for every Euro/Dollar/etc that they lose on keeping them going, who’s paying for it?

    • Rocket

      Who said they’re losing money?

      • Loquacious Borborygmus

        no matter how small.

        Capitalism one-oh-one.

        • Rocket

          They’re not discontinuing the model, they’re just not selling it here.

          • Loquacious Borborygmus

            I’m replying to the generality of your statement not the specific model in the article.
            If you meant it only in reference to the Golf, then I picked up your statement incorrectly.

  • atomicbri

    VW USA SUCKS! First the Beetle, then the Golf, and now the Sportwagen… WTH are they going to sell? Oh yeah that’s right, those bland boxes called CUVs. The Tiguan is ugly as is the new smaller CUV they are going to make. Crazy.

  • Robert

    I for one, am not sad to see it go…it was way overpriced. The “peoples car” it was not!

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