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VW rationalises car range specification

Volkswagen has announced it is making a number of changes to its product ranges, reducing the number of vehicle engines, trims and specification combinations.

It said this would simplify choices for customers. There are almost 10,000 build combinations available when ordering a new VW, when taking into consideration models, trims, colours and upholsteries. Reducing the product ranges will also reduce costs for the German manufacturer.

VW said it was deleting derivative which has ‘an extremely low take up’ in order to reduce the affect on customers.

The Fox, Eos, Jetta and Touareg model ranges have not been rationalised as they have been recently launched or updated.

Effective as of now, the models affected include the Polo, Golf, Touran, Beetle, Passat, Sharan and Phaeton.

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