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Volkswagen to cut some minivans from Euro range, because SUVs

Volkswagen will cut at least one minivan from its from Euro range, because SUVs are (you guessed it) selling in much larger numbers and are more profitable.

“We need to see whether we still need to have three minivans in our range with the Golf Sportsvan, Touran and Sharan,” Arno Antlitz, CFO for the Volkswagen brand, told Automotive News Europe.

Up to November this year, the 69,814 Tourans were sold in Europe (down 14%), 40,215 Golf Sportsvans were sold (down 26%), and the Sharan is up 1.7% to 20,854.

In the SUV range, the Tiguan was 2.2% to 245,056, and the T-Roc is up 46% to 193,963.

Volkswagen is busy preparing a new range of electric only models, starting with the ID.3, and has been busy cutting slow selling models, like the Eos, Beetle and Scirocco.

Source: Automotive News Europe