What Volkswagen models are leaving production after 2019?
Volkswagen is making major changes to its lineup to make room for a new wave of fresh models with new and intriguing ideas. We’ll talk more on that later, but first, what Volkswagen models are leaving production after 2019? We have the most up to date answers.
Is the VW Beetle going away again?
The Beetle is responsible for much of what VW is today. It captured the hearts and minds of an entire generation. The first VW Beetle models were built in 1938, and though the U.S. stopped receiving that model in 1979, it would continue to be produced for certain countries through 2003 with much of its design unchanged.
The Beetle remains the highest-selling single model ever made with over 21-million models produced. In 1998 it was brought back to the U.S. in the form of the “New Beetle.” This model lasted until 2011 when it was revamped into the current Beetle. Sadly, the last of this new generation of Beetle just recently rolled off the assembly line. The Beetle will be going away again, perhaps not for good but hopefully not for long.
Are any VW Golf models being discontinued for 2019?
As of now, the Golf lineup will be taking the biggest hit going into 2020. It’s the wagon models that will be going away, namely the Golf Alltrack and the Golf SportWagen. This is sad as they were both well-liked, but despite enthusiast interest, the American market may still not be ready to accept wagons in their driveways.
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Another Golf model was conspicuously absent from the 2020 model lineup announcement, and that’s the Golf R. It’s possible this was an oversight. Though perhaps, the Golf R will be taking a break. We hope it’s not gone forever, and instead will be coming back soon. Maybe even as an electric hot hatch.
What will be coming to the Volkswagen lineup?
With all these models going away, what models will be coming in to replace them? As of now, nothing new is set in stone for 2020. However, you can expect electric concept models from the I.D. lineup to make a big splash. For at least one model, VW is expected to debut an all-new electric SUV in 2020 based on the I.D. CROZZ concept vehicle. We certainly welcome that idea.