The station-wagon apocalypse continues as VW discontinues US models - but here's a look back at all the great VW wagons of the past

Business Insider | Jul 18, 2019, 08.27PM IST

VW Squareback Sedan Wagon

Ah, the station wagon. So versatile, so beloved by car writers, and in the pre-SUV age, the favored conveyance of American families for generations.

Station wagons are dying in the US. Very few remain on the market, and this week Volkswagen announced that it would end production of its Alltrack and SportWagen models in 2019.

"SUVs have definitely assumed the mantle of family haulers from the station wagons and minivans we remember from our childhoods," Volkswagen's US CEO Scott Keogh said in a statement.

Thoughtfully, VW took the opportunity of revealing the sad news to review its 53-year history of selling wagons to Americans.

Here's a look back at all the great wagons VW has produced since 1966.

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