More evidence points towards “SportWagen” becoming a stand alone model
Back in April I noticed that the VW inventory system had no mention of a “Jetta” Sportwagen anymore, looking a bit deeper I discovered that it had been assigned a new name it was simply the “SportWagen”. It made a ton of sense because since the 2010 model year the Jetta sedan had little resemblance inside and out to the 2010 Jetta Sportwagen and when the next generation Jetta arrives this fall that resemble will boil down to a little more than the fact that they are both VWs.
Now that orders have been placed and confirmed for the 2011 cars another bit of evidence has surfaced and once again the Jetta Sportwagen it is referred to as the 2011 SportWagen. As noted before VW did the same thing during the 2006-2007 model year change over with the then Jetta GLI that latter became known as just the GLI. Guess we will have to wait and see sometime in August what the badges on the tailgate will say.
UPDATE: The 2011 Order guide also refers to it as the “SportWagen”