Volkswagen Cancels the Golf and SportWagen for the USA

By Product Expert | Posted in Industry News, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, Volkswagen Golf GTI, Volkswagen Golf R, Volkswagen Golf SportWagen on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 at 6:27 pm
2019 Volkswagen Golf exterior side shot with gray paint color driving through a city behind a taxi with all seats filled

Next-Gen Volkswagen Golf and SportWagen Discontinued in America

Today, we’ll discuss the biggest news to drop from the Volkswagen brand since the release of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon. Unfortunately, it’s a sad state of affairs. There has been talk of a massive redesign for the 2020 Volkswagen Golf that will kick off the model’s 8th generation. However, it seems that American drivers aren’t likely to ever see it. It has been announced that the Volkswagen Golf and the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen have been canceled for USA production.

2019 VW Golf Takes New Engine from the 2019 VW Jetta

Why Have the Golf and SportWagen Models Been Canceled?

Although the Golf family was quite popular in the early to mid-half of the 2010s, sales have recently declined. VW Golf sales fell 51% in 2018 and 20% so far in 2019.

As for the SportWagen, the model was transferred from the Jetta to the Golf Family for 2015. A bit later, Volkswagen released the Alltrack for 2017. The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is a more adventurous model with additional crossover and SUV elements built-in when compared to the more stripped-down Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. Seeing as the models are incredibly similar, Volkswagen has decided to ax the SportWagen and keep the more impressive (yet more expensive) Alltrack for the moment.


2019 Volkswagen Golf exterior shot with blue paint color driving through a suburban city neighborhood under the sun blog

2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen exterior shot with tornado red paint color with a couple walking their dalmatian dog by

Next-Gen Volkswagen Golf GTI and Volkswagen Golf R

We’ve neglected to talk about the last 2 models in the USA VW Golf family. Those are the Volkswagen Golf GTI and the Volkswagen Golf R. Thankfully, Volkswagen has confirmed that these models will continue on in America. When weighed against their relatively low production numbers, the VW Golf GTI ‘hot’ hatch and the VW Golf R performance hatchback sell well and are incredibly loved and admired by the automotive public.

Lastly, with the Golf GTI and the Golf R confirmed, that means they will, in all likelihood, adopt the next-generation redesign of the 2020 VW Golf model. Get ready for an all-new 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI and 2020 Volkswagen Golf R!

VW Golf Alltrack vs VW Golf SportWagen

Learn About Upcoming and Outgoing VW Models at Garnet Volkswagen

We’re very sorry to see the Golf and the SportWagen models go the way of the Beetle, but at least the standard Volkswagen Golf hatchback will live on overseas. We’re sure to have information on the 2020 VW Golf GTI and the 2020 VW Golf R as soon as Volkswagen announces the breaking news. For more information on upcoming and outgoing Volkswagen models, please contact us. The Garnet Volkswagen staff can be reached online, by phone, or on-site with a visit to our dealership located in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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