Volkswagen All Set to Launch Jetta Sportswagen AWD in the U.S in 2014
As per recent reports, Volkswagen‘s U.S. division is all set to introduce an all-wheel drive wagon that is based on Golf VII. This is a part of Volkswagen’s ongoing quest for sales success in the U.S. and internationally. VW is looking forward to expand the variety of offering in its showrooms with its addition of a rugged, all-wheel-drive variant of the upcoming seventh-generation Golf. It is designed to compete with the successful Subaru Outback crossover wagon.
Internationally, Volkswagen offers a rugged-wagon in the form of the Passat Alltrack, which is sold in markets outside the U.S. The company tested its luck with an all-wheel-drive wagon model in North America by getting the Passat Alltrack to the 2012 New York Auto Show. It was in the 1980’s that Volkswagen sold the Quantum Syncro wagon in the U.S. market, which was followed by the Passat Syncro wagon in the 1990s. The 4Motion all-wheel-drive was offered on the B5 Passat wagon, however it was not marketed as a separate model from the rest of the Passat line.
Following the debut of the North American specific NMS Passat sedan, wagon version of the Passat was discontinued in the U.S. The Jetta Sportwagen was offered in the U.S ever since 2008 and has its small yet loyal following among wagon fans. But yet the Sportswagen sales have not still come close to the six figure annual sales of the Subaru Outback, which made sales of 117,553 models in 2012.
via World car fans