VW drops last 2 wagon models sold in the U.S. The choice of name for the first ID. model is significant because VW says it signals the potential for expansion into bigger and smaller models”. That’s likely to be a reference to the MEB entry family, details of which emerged at the company’s annual press conference last month. Naming the Golf-sized launch model the ID.3 allows scope for a Polo -sized hatchback to be ID.1, and then a small SUV can carry the ID.2 badge.
Volkswagen is ending production of the Beetle, again. While the Sportwagen and the Alltrack didn’t represent a huge chunk of Volkswagen’s American sales, they’ll leave a gap that the company plans to fill by releasing — you guessed it — additional crossovers and SUVs over the coming years. It will introduce a shorter, five-seater variant of the Atlas by the end of 2019, an electric model previewed by the ID Crozz concept in 2020, and a sub-Tiguan soft-roader in 2021.
Volkswagen announced Thursday it would end production of its iconic Beetle” cars in 2019 after adding a pair of final editions of the insect-inspired vehicles. The curvy-topped sedans, which shook off Nazi origins to become a global auto phenomenon, are being sidelined as Volkswagen emphasizes electric cars and larger family-oriented vehicles. But company officials, still trying to completely turn the page after 2015’s costly dieselgate” scandal, opened the door to reviving the model at some point, alluding to the company’s 2017 decision to unveil a revamped Volkswagen Bus as a possible template.
The rebirth of the New Beetle in the late 90s sparked nostalgia for countless lovers of the Volkswagen Beetle and VW capitalized on this by offering numerous versions of the car over the last two decades. Some like the ultra-rare RSi, the Turbo S and the recent Dune created a buzz over a car that’s more than often considered, well, not very macho. To drive one, however, much like the Mazda MX-5, is to discover a world of fun behind the wheel.
By the time Volkswagen releases the second generation of the new Beetle, the car has already reached cult status. It now shares the platform known as the A5 with the other Volkswagen Group models of the compact class. At just under 4.28 meters, it is considerably longer than its predecessor and has added almost nine centimeters to its width as well. That makes for more space in the interior and the luggage compartment. And the new model has a few reminiscences of the classic Beetle as well, particularly in the interior: the glove compartment, hand straps and trim recall the original.
We are as disappointed as you are to know that the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is going out of production, but all good vehicles must find their end eventually. While we can’t speak for Volkswagen, we can guess that the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen was put out of production based on sales and demand. With the market heavily focused on SUVs, wagons have lost popularity. Furthermore, Volkswagen has announced the creation of its new ID lineup, and it is likely that they are using the end of production for the VW Beetle, VW Golf SportWagen, and the VW Golf Alltrack, to focus resources and funds on their new electric vehicle projects.
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