Volkswagen is sending the entire North American production allotment of the 2020 Volkswagen e-Golf to Canada, according to CarsDirect website, which unearthed documents outlining that the U.S. will not get the new edition.
The context of the decision is that Volkswagen is focusing strongly on its ID line of all-electric vehicles. The ID.3, essentially an all-electric adaptation of the popular Golf, is set to debut in Europe, and the company today confirmed that the ID. Crozz, destined for global markets including North America, will officially be called the ID.4.
American consumers who want an e-Golf this year do have an option: a spokesperson for Volkswagen explained that “You can still buy a MY19”.
CarsDirect also hints at another reason why Volkswagen decided to send the full production run of the 2020 e-Golf north of the border: the American EPA tested the new edition of the small car and measured fuel-economy performance slightly inferior to the 2019 edition.