Instead of wagons, Volkswagen will focus on crossovers.
• The Volkswagen Golf SportWagen and Golf Alltrack station wagons will leave the US car market after 2019.
• VW will focus on crossovers, three new models arrive within 2 years.
• There is still a chance that the next-generation Alltrack might come to the United States.
For the first time since the 1960s, a VW station wagon will not be on sale in the United States. Volkswagen has announced it discontinues making and selling the Golf Alltrack and Golf SportWagen models in the U.S.
Thus, for the first time in the last 60 years, wagons of the German brand will not be marketed there, Car and Driver reports.
The last Alltrack will be rolled off the assembly line at the VW plant in Puebla, Mexico at the end of 2019. The date of the regular SportWagen discontinuation is not announced yet.
The both models have been the only wagons in America with a manual transmission.
Volkswagen plans to focus on SUVs. In the first half of 2019, they accounted for half of sales. Given this trend, the automaker will add the VW Atlas Cross Sport and Tharu / Tarek to its US lineup over the next 24 months.
We couldn’t help mentioning a new all-electric I.D. Crozz. Its production version will be presented in early 2020 and then arrive in the U.S.
As for the current-generation wagons, everything is clear. However, the new Golf Mark 8-based Alltrack may return to this market.