Volkswagen Revamps Golf Lineup, Drops Base Model
Here in our sales lot at Hall VW near Milwaukee, you’ll always find a Volkswagen Golf. Like the Beetle before it, the Golf is iconic. Not only that, but it’s an excellent vehicle. There have been rumors about VW cancelling production for the Golf, though. Are they true?
Is Volkswagen discontinuing the Golf? If they really are doing it, why? Let’s take a look.
Volkswagen Discontinues Golf TSI in US
The 2022 model year will bring about a new generation of Golf models, dubbed the Mk8. Along with the new design, the US will also see the return of the Golf R, which did not have a 2020 or 2021 model. However, Volkswagen has decided to discontinue production the base model Golf TSI for the US market. The 2021 Golf TSI was only offered in one trim and was made in Mexico. All 2022 Golf GTI and 2022 Golf R models headed for the US market will be made in Germany. In their official press release announcing the end of Golf TSI production, VW did not give a specific reason for the vehicle’s discontinuation.
Why Is It Being Discontinued?
While no official reason has been provided by VW, numerous automotive outlets, such as MotorTrend, have hypothesized that it may be due to sales numbers and the growth of the crossover/SUV markets in the US. Given that the all-new 2022 Volkswagen Taos crossover is around the same size as the Golf TSI, Volkswagen may be transitioning in a new vehicle with broader appeal to take up the mantle left by the outgoing Golf. Without official confirmation from VW, though, this is nothing more than speculation and should be taken with a grain of salt.
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