The UK Jettisons the Jetta

Having succeeded at selling only 379 Jettas so far this year, Volkswagen UK will stop offering the Jetta altogether.

Compared to the 52,722 Golfs and 5,398 Passats VW sold in the market in the same period, things haven’t been going well for the car for a while. Even the now discontinued Scirocco outsold the Jetta in the UK, making this move all but inevitable.

With the current generation Jetta coming to the end of its life, it’s as good a time as any to discontinue the car in the UK. The next generation Jetta will premiere at the Detroit Auto Show at the start of 2018.

Although the Jetta was never as popular as the Golf in the UK, its chances at success weren’t helped by the current vogue for SUVs and the larger Polo, according to a spokesperson who spoke to Autocar.

In fact, few markets are as fond of the Jetta as America, which has led to speculation about the car’s fate in many markets.

With the Scirocco and the Jetta out of the UK lineup, the Beetle is now the slowest selling model there as it is in much of the world. This has led to speculation about its chances in the future of the VW lineup.

[source: Autocar]