Volkswagen is raising the price of its Golf by 1,500 euros ($1,930) to $25,200, the company announced on Monday.
The change comes on the heels of an announcement last week that the Golf would hit “the new top of its range” price tag.
Volkswagen has made some changes to the Golf lineup over the past year, including a change to its diesel models that will start hitting dealerships in late 2019.
VW’s Golf is the brand’s most-expensive SUV.
This is not a good time for Volkswagen Golf buyers to buy, say criticsVolksywagen said the Golf’s price increase is due to “the introduction of new diesel engines in the Golf and Golf R models.”
The new diesel versions are expected to make up roughly half of VW’s SUV fleet by 2023.
While the Golf R has not been a huge seller, Volkswagen’s other models have also seen strong demand, including the Golf, Golf GTI, and Golf GTE.
Despite the price increase, VW said that the average price of the Golf fell by 10 percent, from $34,800 to $30,500.
Volkswagen is also cutting the price on its Golf hatchback by 3,000 euros ($3,300), which is the most expensive hatchback VW has ever offered.
VW also said that its Golf R will not be getting any changes in the near future, but it will see some minor price cuts for 2019.
The Golf R and Golf is currently available in Europe, Japan, and the U.S. Volkswagen said that it plans to start selling the Golf in Europe in March 2019.
Volkswagen also said it would start selling Golf R in the U., U.K., and the United States in April 2019.
Volksiels Golf is one of the most affordable sedans on the market.
It has been around for more than 40 years and is also one of VWs top-selling luxury cars.