VW China to Kill Jetta in 2012 As Well
Meanwhile, Volkswagen is killing its products sold in China? Why? We don't know at this time but, as far as we're concerned, there's something major behind all these production cuts.
As we reported yesterday, the German automaker will discontinue the Santana in 2012, a model that has been sold for many years in China and that recorded impressive sales. Now the company plans to do the same thing with Jetta, a car which, according to chincartimes.com, is scheduled to bite the dust as soon as 2012.
Just like in the case of Santana, Chinese buyers didn't receive the latest-generation Jetta - or the European generation, if you prefer - but an older model that was sold in Europe during the '90s. So what is Volkswagen trying to do with the Jetta? According to the aforementioned source, the company plans to get rid of this old model and, shocking or not, it plans to bring the last-generation Jetta, the one also sold in the Europe, in China. The result? The current-generation may end up as a taxi as it is fairly affordable and reliable as many Chinese buyers confirm.