The Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen and Alltrack Are Ending Production This Year


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Sad news folks.
We have bad news, wagon fans: The Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen and Alltrack, two of the most affordable wagons for sale in America, will be put to pasture by the end of 2019. Volkswagen confirmed Wednesday that both variants will end production in Puebla, Mexico this year, to be replaced by the company's growing range of SUVs and crossovers.

This isn't too much of a surprise considering America's love affair with high-riding vehicles, but it's still a disappointment. VW says SUVs accounted for more than half of its total sales in the first half of 2019. It plans to add three new crossovers to its lineup in the next 24 months. While Americans are buying more wagons than ever, they hold a smaller share of the market.

Last month, Volkswagen sold 1314 wagons, accounting for a little over a third of total Golf sales (the automaker doesn't break down Sportwagen vs. Alltrack numbers). That number pales in comparison to the 9378 Tiguans the brand sold in the same time period.

Volkswagen will soon debut a new, eighth-generation Golf, which might only come to the US in GTI and Golf R form. Last year, UK publication Autocar reported that there might not be any wagon version of the Mk8 Golf, despite the fact that wagons remain popular in Europe.

With the Sportwagen and Alltrack dead, wagon choices in America aren't looking too great. You have the Buick Regal TourX, the Subaru Outback, the Volvo V60 and V90, the Jaguar XF Sportbrake, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the Audi Allroad. That's about it. Remember wagon fans, if you want wagons here, you have to buy them.