- Volkswagen announced that it would end production of its two remaining wagons.
- Station wagons in the US have been the victims of a surge in SUV sales.
- But VW took the opportunity to look back on 53 years of wagons in the USA.
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Ah, the station wagon. So versatile, so beloved by car writers, and in the pre-SUV age, the favoured conveyance of American families for generations.
Station wagons are dying in the US. Very few remain on the market, and this week Volkswagen announced that it would end production of its Alltrack and SportWagen models in 2019.
“SUVs have definitely assumed the mantle of family haulers from the station wagons and minivans we remember from our childhoods,” Volkswagen’s US CEO Scott Keogh said in a statement.
Thoughtfully, VW took the opportunity of revealing the sad news to review its 53-year history of selling wagons to Americans.
Here’s a look back at all the great wagons VW has produced since 1966.