Well, the facts don’t lie. And by the looks of them, this was coming. 2018 Volkswagen Touareg won’t be joining the lineup for U.S. market. This mid-size SUV was present on the U.S. shores for over thirteen years. But even as the SUV demand is expanding, the Touareg just doesn’t sell.
2018 Touareg won’t see U.S. shores
2018 Volkswagen Touareg – Low Sales
In the last few years, Volkswagen tried to reach a number anywhere close to 10k, but out of luck. In the last ten years, the only time that Touareg was sold more than 10.000 times was in 2012. It’s when that number was surpassed by 533 vehicles. We won’t count the time before when there were much brighter days for Touareg in 2003, 2004 and 2005. It was a long time ago. There was another hint that Touareg won’t be in the 2018 model year rooster.
The people demand larger SUV’s are growing, and Volkswagen answered with big seven-seater Atlas and all new (much bigger than its predecessor) Tiguan. The redesign and bigger dimensions of the second one, and introduction of the first one mentioned were more than enough to realize that there won’t be any spare room for (as far as we are concerned overpriced) Touareg.
The Tiguan sales have also fallen this year by now, after the constantly growing sales from last few years. But we can also say that in just three years, Atlas sales are going as expected. In just three months, May, June, and July, Atlas was sold 5.329 times. That’s more than Touareg was sold in whole 2016.
There we have it, while new Touareg will continue to live on the other continents in both gasoline and diesel powered variations, the U.S. won’t have this mid-size SUV anymore. But as we can see by the sale numbers, there aren’t a lot of people that are going to cry about it.