In earlier decades, stations wagons were the “go-to” choice for American families. However, in recent years, station wagons have fallen out of favor as Americans are buying crossovers and SUVs in increasing numbers. Casualties of this are the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen and the off-road-capable Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, with production ending for the two wagon models in December 2019.
End of Production for the VW Golf SportWagen and Golf Alltrack
While consumer demand the Golf SportWagen and Golf Alltrack have decreased, SUVs have accounted for more than 50% of Volkswagen sales through the first half of 2019, with the VW Atlas three-row SUV and VW Tiguan compact SUV. Also, Volkswagen plans to release three new SUV models in the next 24 months. Last week, Volkswagen announced a new smaller SUV model expected to arrive in 2021 that will slot beneath the Tiguan. The five-seater Atlas Cross Sport will be unveiled later this year, and the ID. CROZZ electric SUV debuts early next year.
“SUVs have definitely assumed the mantle of family haulers from the station wagons and minivans we remember from our childhoods. But as we look towards the future, both our expanded SUV lineup and the upcoming I.D. family of electric vehicles will bring the opportunity to combine the style and space people want in a variety of ways. – Scott Keogh President and CEO, Volkswagen of America
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