The Volkswagen Routan for 2013 has been a moving target lately. There was word coming over from corporate that this automobile would be discontinued completely. And then we caught on to information about the details of this car needing to be ironed out between Volkswagen and Chysler (Chrysler facilities are being used to produce the car) before production would continue. Then we heard “all systems were go” for the new Routan to be built beginning in summer of 2013.
Now, the latest we hear, and this is according to an article in LeftLane is the Routan will be a fleet only car. This means you will not see this Volkswagen model on showroom floors for the individual consumer, instead it will be catered to the business sector. No word yet on a minimum purchase number for organizations which are in search for a that new work vehicle but as soon as we hear, you will be the first to know.
The Routan is the Volkswagen’s version of the Chrysler Town and Country and was introduced in 2008 and saw its biggest sales numbers in 2009, only to see a decrease in 2010. What will eventually happen with this car, as we are learning, is the Routan will eventually be phased out all together and in its place will be the 7-passenger cross-over vehicle which has received press this year which, within the auto-line, will sit between the Tiguan and the Touareg.
Come in and see us today and let us fill you in on the future of the Volkswagen SUV’s and multiple passenger vehicles.