VW discontinued vehicles 2019
If the Volkswagen Beetle shows anything, it’s that VW tends to keep consistent with the models that it offers. Rumors have been circulating, however, regarding potentially discontinued vehicles for 2019. The Beetle is just one of them. Which nameplates would you be shocked to see go?
The Beetle is safe for one more year
We’ve already discussed the possibility of a Beetle discontinuation, and there was a running theory that it could instead be made into an EV. Those rumors have since been squashed and it sounds like the plan is for the 2019 model year to be the last. It would be a redesign year in 2020, but with somewhat uninspiring sales, VW is likely to invest R&D money in new vehicles that may be potentially more inspiring. As a heritage vehicle and the longest-running nameplate in the lineup, we would hate to see the Beetle go, but it does seem likely.
The Beetle isn’t the only vehicle rumored to be cut from the lineup. The 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen and Golf Alltrack are also at risk of getting cut. Sales have been down nearly 50 percent for the station wagons, possibly due to the introduction of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and long wheelbase 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan. This doesn’t look good for the Golf station wagons, especially with new electric vehicles on the horizon.
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We’d be sad to see the station wagons go because it’s a rare segment to see these days, but perhaps that’s because they aren’t hot ticket items. It’s unclear at this time if the SportWagen or Alltrack will be sold for 2019 or if 2018 will be the last model year. Like the Beetle, these vehicles would be due for a redesign in 2020.
Which model would you hate to see cut from the lineup? Share your thoughts with a comment here at the Folsom Lake Volkswagen Blog.