End of an Era- No more Citi Golfs

citi Golf

Volkswagen SA announced that it had formally stopped producing Citi Golfs after assembling the iconic car at its plant in Port Elizabeth for 25 years.

David Powels, MD of Volkswagen, said the car maker intended to reveal the Citi Golf’s replacement in February .

Until August this year, SA was the only country that manufactured Citi Golfs, which began production at Uitenhage in 1984. Powels said new technology, rapidly evolving consumer needs and new trends in the vehicle industry had forced the company to finally “write the last chapter” on the Citi Golf.

He said it was “no longer commercially viable” to produce the historic car at its Uitenhage assembly plant as it lacked economies of scale, essential for both vehicle manufacturers and parts suppliers.

In 25 years , Volkswagen had produced 377484 Citi Golfs.

The replacement for Citi Golf, which has yet to be named, would be built locally and also targeted at the local market.

Source: allafrica.com

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~ by tallhorsewines on November 9, 2009.

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