Volkswagen Group of America's Vice President of Quality and Service has revealed the company will shift to five-year life cycles in the United States.

Volkswagen Group of America's Vice President of Quality and Service has revealed the company will shift to five-year life cycles in the United States.

Speaking to Edmunds, Marc Trahan said dealers have been pushing for the move and it will help "keep the models fresh and attractive." The company declined to go into specifics but the shortened life cycles will reportedly begin when the next-generation Jetta and Passat are introduced in 2017 and 2018, respectively.

The company declined to mention anything about facelifts but Volkswagen Group of America CEO Michael Horn previously stated his desire to launch facelifted variants three years after an all-new model is introduced.

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