18 derivatives from the Volkswagen stable have been discontinued in South Africa this month.
Every derivate has been removed from the VW SA's official price list, although there may well be some stock scattered around the country.
VW has thrown out the slow-selling Golf SV, with the range having comprised five derivates. In addition, the latest Touran is still not on the cards for a return to South Africa.
VW SA has also scrapped virtually all Beetle variants, except the new R-Line limited edition model. This means the 1,2TSI Design, the 1,4TSI Sport (manual and auto) and the Beetle Dune have all been discontinued in South Africa.
The broad Polo range has also been included in the mass scrapping, and the 1,6 Trendline Sedan is no longer listed. The 1,4TDI version of the CrossPolo and the manual version of the Polo GTI have also been discontinued. However, the new, sixth-generation Polo Range is still scheduled to launch in SA early in 2018.
Meanwhile, the Jetta lineup loses the 1,4TSI Trendline and Highline variants, the 1,6TDI manual model as well as the previously range-topping 2,0TDI version. Lastly, the single manual version of the Volkswagen Scirocco (in 2,0TSI Highline guise) has been killed off locally as well.