When its parent company decided to kill off two wildly popular models in this country, Volkswagen Canada came up with a unique solution. It decided to hoard those models to keep the party going for at least another year.
Volkswagen Canada stockpiled a year’s worth of 2019 Golf SportWagen and Golf Alltrack models to roll out to dealers in 2020 after both models were cut from the lineup. Through July, when the decision was announced, VW had sold roughly 2,400 Golf wagons in Canada. By mid-November, the company had sold 4,819.
Spokesman Thomas Tetzlaff said the two models “have a very loyal customer base” in Canada and the company has high hopes for the stockpiled cars. VW Canada also persuaded the parent company to continue selling base models of the redesigned Golf hatchback in Canada despite a decision to kill the base model in the United States.