Volkswagen Jetta axed in the UK due to low demand, hatchbacks & SUVs more popular

Volkswagen has dropped the Jetta from its UK line-up due to its low demand in the UK according to AutoCar Uk. From January to October 2017, the company only shifted 379 units of the C-segment sedan in comparison to 5,398 units of the Passat sedan. The Passat sedan is now the only Volkswagen sedan on sale in the UK.

Volkswagen UK commented that the growing demand for SUV vehicles and the rising popularity of its Golf and Polo models have impacted the sales of the Jetta. Furthermore, the company’s representative expressed that the Jetta was reaching the end of its lifecycle thus the discontinuation of the model.

Volkswagen seems to be shifting their focus to people movers as seen in their recent concept cars like the I.D. Crozz, Kombi and the recently unveiled T-Roc. Who can blame them when the market is prioritising space, versatility and tall ride height over a conventional sedan. Besides, the more stylish fastbacks such as the Arteon proved to receive better market sentiments over sedans at the moment. 

In the UK, the Jetta now joins the history books with the Scirocco which saw its production halted recently. Closer to home, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has three variants of the facelifted Jetta on sale. A car that we find is the best value for your money if you are in the market for a C-segment sedan.


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