Up till just lately, the destiny of the Volkswagen Golf was just about up within the air, however new feedback by the German automaker’s prime boss assist paint a clearer image.
In an interview with Autocar throughout a go to on the Los Angeles Auto Present, Thomas Schafer assured the Golf will stay on previous the present, eighth technology. And will probably be electrical.
“We now have iconic model names, Golf and GTI. It might be loopy to allow them to die and slip away,” he stated. “We’ll stick to the ID logic however iconic fashions will carry a reputation.”
Referring to the ID. Buzz, a contemporary and totally electrical interpretation of the well-known Volkswagen Bus, Schafer opened the door to future ID. Golf and ID. Golf GTI fashions, although he stopped in need of confirming these names.
Due by the top of the last decade, presumably round 2028, the zero-emission Golf (a wholly completely different automobile from the late e-Golf) would slot slightly below the Volkswagen ID.3, which is at the moment offered in Europe however not right here. It wouldn’t exchange it, thoughts you. Volkswagen’s head honcho insists there’s room for each within the model’s portfolio regardless of their comparable form and dimension.
Aside from the title, the corporate might want to protect the character and dynamic attributes which have made the Golf so well-liked over the previous 4 many years and counting (it led European automobile gross sales in 34 of the previous 39 years). On that be aware, Autocar identified the longer term ID. Golf and ID. Golf GTI will seemingly be constructed on the brand new SSP platform, which is ready to switch the prevailing MEB structure within the coming years.
And what in regards to the Golf R? Shafer made no point out of it this time. Nonetheless, earlier this month, Volkswagen R boss Reinhold Ivenz made it clear that every one R fashions sooner or later will probably be totally electrical.