Volkswagen stops producing the iconic Golf model for the United States

The Golfs destined for the United States were being produced in the assembly plant that VW has in Puebla

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Washington.- Volkswagen (VW) has stopped producing units of the iconic model Golf for him US market, of which it has sold almost 2.5 million cars in the country since 1974, as a result of the growing focus of the German brand in the production of SUVs SUV and electric vehicles.

The Golf destined for the United States were being produced in the assembly plant that VW has in the Mexican town of Puebla.

Hein schafer, VW’s US Vice President for Product Marketing and Strategy, said in a statement today that « for four decades, the Golf It has been a great asset to American drivers. Has exemplified what Volkswagen it does better, uniting dynamic driving characteristics with a purposeful package and unrivaled quality. « 

« Although the seventh generation of the Golf It will be the last of the five doors to be sold here, the GTI and the Golf R will uphold their legacy, « added Schafer.

The place that the seventh generation of the Golf, which in the year of its launch in 2015 won the Car of the Year award in North America, will be occupied by the new SUV Taos.

He Taos, which has been designed specifically for the North American region and was officially launched on October 13, occupies the lowest position in the range of SUVs SUV of the German brand in the region.

The first generation of Golf It was sold in the United States from 1974 under the name Rabbit and had a 1.5-liter engine that generated a power of 70 horsepower.

In 1983, VW launched in the US market the model GTI with a 1.8-liter engine and 90 horsepower.

The second generation of the vehicle, sold between 1985 and 1992 in the United States adopted the name of Golf and it had a standard 1.8-liter, 85-horsepower engine.

The third generation was marketed between 1993 and 1999, while the Golf IV was in the US market between 1999 and 2005.

The fifth generation of the vehicle (2006-2009) changed its name again to Rabbit in the United States, with a base engine of 2.5 liters and 150 horsepower. The version GTI it had a 2-liter turbo engine and 200 horsepower.

He Golf VI was sold between 2010 and 2014 while the seventh generation has been around between 2015 and 2021.