Volkswagen quietly ended manufacturing of the venerable Golf final week for the U.S. market. After all, the new Mk 8 Golf will proceed in different locales, however not right here. As a substitute, Volkswagen is limiting our Mk 8 consumption to the excessive efficiency GTI and Golf R. That’s completely passable for fanatics who wished a kind of anyway, however these wanting a humble Golf received’t see one in 2022.
In the event you do desire a base Golf, VW says it’s produced sufficient mannequin yr 2021 Golfs on the Puebla, Mexico, plant to maintain gross sales by the tip of the yr. It’s a simplified Golf this yr with just one trim obtainable (Golf TSI). The 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder produces 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, and you may have it with both a six-speed guide or eight-speed computerized.
That single trim is a well-equipped one, so the bottom value isn’t low-cost. The guide begins at $24,190, and the automated at $24,990, each costs together with the $995 vacation spot cost. If you wish to watch for the Mk 8 GTI and Golf R, Volkswagen confirmed but once more that these fashions are on observe for a 2022 mannequin yr launch. We count on them to make their American introductions this fall.
Taking a step again from what’s coming, the discontinuation of the Golf within the U.S. is a big deal. It’s been offered right here since 1974. Volkswagen was form sufficient to supply a gallery of photos with a Golf from each era. Flip by the slideshow above to make a journey again in time. You’ll be missed, Golf.