VW stops selling Passat Alltrack station wagon due to low demandAugust 6, 2020
The German brand has decided to stop selling the Passat wagon in the Alltrack off-road version in the UK. This is due to low demand – motorists are increasingly buying crossovers and SUVs.
It is reported that the VW Passat generation B8 station wagon in the off-road version of Alltrack will no longer be sold in the UK. Already, on the official website of the German automaker in this country, you can find only the usual version of the VW Passat station wagon, as well as the version of the model in the sedan body.
A spokesman for the automaker confirmed this information in a recent interview – apparently, the decision to stop further sales of VW Passat in the off-road version of Alltrack was made amid poor sales.
Instead of the VW Passat Alltrack, UK residents prefer to buy crossovers. In a recent survey, consumers say they prefer crossovers and SUVs not only because these types of vehicles are currently the most popular, but also because of the higher seating position, more spacious interiors and trunks and the ability to “load children and items. into the car without bending over to the low trunk. “
“Volkswagen UK is constantly reviewing our customers’ needs in order to best follow current market trends. In recent years, the market has seen a sharp rise in the popularity of crossovers, and during this time Volkswagen has successfully introduced many models in this segment: the T-Cross, T-Roc, T-Roc Cabriolet, Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace and the new Touareg. Many of our customers who previously could choose the Passat Alltrack off-road station wagon are now choosing these crossovers. With this change in customer tastes, Volkswagen UK has revised its range accordingly. ”
The VW Passat Alltrack can still be found in other European markets, including Germany, where auto prices start at € 49,904 for the version with the 268hp 2.0-liter TSI petrol engine (350 Nm), seven-speed “automatic” with double clutch and all-wheel drive 4Motion.
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