Volkswagen drops last 2 wagon models sold in U.S.
Volkswagen will end production of the Golf SportWagen and Golf Alltrack wagons at the end of 2019, leaving the brand's U.S. dealers wagonless for the first time since 1965.
The wagons are victims of the growth of crossovers, which now account for more than half of Volkswagen's sales in the U.S. The brand plans to add three crossovers over the next three years: the Atlas Cross Sport, the ID.Crozz battery-electric vehicle and a subcompact crossover expected to arrive in 2021.
«Crossovers have definitely assumed the mantle of family haulers from the station wagons and minivans we remember from our childhoods» Volkswagen of America Ceo Scott Keogh said in a statement. «But as we look towards the future, both our expanded crossover lineup and the upcoming ID family of electric vehicles will bring the opportunity to combine the style and space people want in a variety of ways».