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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-19-2018, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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New pricing across lineup

The 2019 VW lineup is a mixed bag, as not only has the company made changes to various powertrains, but many trims are also seeing a price hike. Here's a quick look at the changes for 2019 models.

Base Golf
- despite a drop in power, pricing starts at $21,845 which means less is more $935 more

GTI
- Now starts at $28,490- $1180 more than before
- Rabbit Edition is $29,790, the SE is $32,690

Golf R
- Now starts at $40,395

Passat
- Starts at $25,295 - $2300 more due to the change in available trim levels
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-20-2018, 10:34 AM
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So basically its just the Jetta that's more affordable to buy into for 2019. I know it's pretty typical to see a raise in pricing with a new generation, but the company is still trying to recover from a big drop in sales.
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So basically its just the Jetta that's more affordable to buy into for 2019. I know it's pretty typical to see a raise in pricing with a new generation, but the company is still trying to recover from a big drop in sales.
The Jetta has mostly been a strong selling product as far as I recall. I take its current price as a market advantage.

Younger demographics will dig the low price point that still offers great technology. The basemodel instrument cluster for example is the best it gets, no other car maker can match it.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-21-2018, 10:41 AM
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The Jetta might actually become a more popular product than the Passat, now that there is a much better value to be found there. And to be honest once the Arteon becomes more widely available, I feel like more people will opt for that model for a larger sedan.
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If that's really the case then what VW needs to do is make the Jetta step on the Passat's toes, but it can only do that to an extent. Value is one thing but discouraging buyers and creating unnecessary spending for the brand should also be considered. The Passat has always held strong and still has its place, I say give it time, the next gen might be its true time to shine.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-24-2018, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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As people never really went for the Passat for performance reasons, I don't think VW's decision to remove the VR6 from its engine options will really change all that much. But a higher buy in price very well could. The discontinued GT is really the best model for the money now.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-26-2018, 10:28 AM
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It's a bit of a shame that the GT didn't get more time on the market to develop. Now that they have killed it so quickly, its unlikely going to get any of the aftermarket support that it so clearly deserves.
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It's a bit of a shame that the GT didn't get more time on the market to develop. Now that they have killed it so quickly, its unlikely going to get any of the aftermarket support that it so clearly deserves.
A bit ambitious but i'm hoping we see the return or more hardcore Golf versions. The TCR racer was a good example of what it can pull from. VW has more of a reason this time around to step it up.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-15-2018, 10:30 AM
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I think VW is a bit hesitant to do anything revolutionary with all the new WLTP standards. If other models in their lineup are getting detuned, I think the odds of them upping the outputs in the Golf are quite low.
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