VW Golf (2022): The compact is on the brink

will it be one golf give 9? VW does not see combustion engines as a cheap alternative to electromobility in the medium term. Rising prices are also to be expected as a result of the new Euro 7 emissions standard. Therefore, Volkswagen is questioning the future of the Golf – whether there will be a successor to the current Golf 8 is uncertain.

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VW CEO Thomas Schäfer expects prices to rise significantly as a result of the new EU emissions standard Euro 7. More complex exhaust gas cleaning for combustion vehicles would lead to a price increase of 3,000 to 5,000 euros each, as he says in an interview with Welt am Sonntag. With small cars, these additional costs can hardly be absorbed, and entry-level mobility is becoming significantly more expensive.

The course is set for electromobility

Small electric cars are to come onto the market from 2025, and in addition to the ID.2 there will be other models from VW, Skoda, Seat and Cupra. With entry-level prices below 25,000 euros, electromobility should become more attractive. The ranges of the vehicles would be at least 350 to 400 kilometers. “That’s the psychological selling point at the moment,” says Schäfer.

So he left it open whether there will be a successor to the Golf, Europe’s best-selling car. The political course is set for electromobility and the demand for it is increasing, you have to look at “whether it’s worth developing a vehicle that doesn’t last for the full seven or eight years.”.

The Wolfsburg-based company is currently working on upgrading the current Golf 8. Whether we will often come across the name Golf in the future is still an open question: “We will know more in twelve months,” says Schäfer.

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