The UK Jettisons the Volkswagen Jetta

Sebastien Bell
by Sebastien Bell

Having succeeded at selling only 379 Jettas so far this year, Volkswagen U.K. 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 U.K., 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 U.K. The next generation Jetta will premiere at the Detroit Auto Show at the start of 2018.

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Although the Jetta was never as popular as the Golf in the U.K., 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 U.K. 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.

A version of this story originally appeared on VW Vortex

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Sebastien Bell
Sebastien Bell

Sebastien is a roving reporter who covers Euros, domestics, and all things enthusiast. He has been writing about the automotive industry for four years and obsessed with it his whole life. He studied English at the Wilfrid Laurier University. Sebastien also edits for AutoGuide's sister sites VW Vortex, Fourtitude, Swedespeed, GM Inside News, All Ford Mustangs, and more.

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