Standard versions of Volkswage Golf will leave the American market due to lack of demand.May 6, 2019
The North American division expects to reduce the line of Volkswagen Golf. It is planned to leave only the “charged” modifications of GTI and R. Demand is too small.
Volkswagen USA, it seems, is going to abandon the standard versions of the Golf hatchback, when the production of a new eighth generation model begins. This is reported by experts of the foreign portal Motor1, with reference to high-ranking sources in the local unit of the VW Group.
Unfortunately, official comments from the North American unit could not be obtained. According to the results of 2018, more than 48% of Golf sales in the USA in 2018 accounted for the GTI and R models, with the GTI almost three times ahead of the initial versions. In total, 6,642 standard Golf models were sold, which accounted for only 2% of the company’s total sales in the region.
However, deliveries to Europe and Australia will be made in full and in full compliance with the declared model line. However, the exact date of the appearance of the eighth generation VW Golf is not reported.
At the moment it is known that the manufacturer has some problems with the software, so the release is postponed. Debut may be held in October at the Paris Motor Show.
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