Say goodbye to Volkswagen Polo, Golf and Passat

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Say goodbye to Volkswagen Polo, Golf and Passat

We are talking about those countries, whose leadership in the relatively near future plans to allow to sell only electric cars.

The entry into the era of electric cars for many automakers is a difficult step. Many have already begun to actively use a special platform designed exclusively for green cars, in addition, in the developed countries to expand the network of electric charging stations in some countries the owners of electric vehicles rely benefits. However, the prices of such machines is still relatively high. Volkswagen at the presentation of ID.3 said that their goal is to create a line of affordable all-electric cars, which should be a family ID.

It is expected that such machines will eventually be very popular in the markets of those countries that are going in the relatively near future to prohibit the sale of vehicles with internal combustion engines (taboo will be distributed including the hybrids). To a greater extent this applies to European countries, which continue regularly to toughen rules on emissions. For example, the UK will be allowed to be sold in their territory only electric cars in 2030.

According to the head of VW sales and marketing jürgen Stackman, which refers to AutoExpress, as a result of these “green” markets can leave the model with cult titles such as Golf, Polo and Passat. Recall, Golf is the second most important milestone in the history of the brand after the Beetle (the third “milestone” on the idea of the Germans should be the cart ID.3). This means that sent in his resignation of model names, which at the moment we know almost half a century.

All-electric versions current at the time the Golf, Polo and Passat will not be the manufacturer decided to focus on hybrid models, not to win over buyers of the machines of the new “green” family. It is assumed that the place of “outgoing” models is proportionate to the electric cars with the letters ID in the title. So, VW ID.3 is essentially a replacement for the e-Golf (“eighth” Golf electric variant have not received).

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However, according to jürgen Stackman, before some of the markets will close its “counters” from cars with internal combustion engines, Volkswagen will have time to present Golf of the ninth generation. Simultaneously, the company intends to show the next ID.3. We will remind, the eighth generation Golf debuted at the end of October 2019, and electrojets – in September, at the Frankfurt motor show.

In this case, the top Manager noted that not all the car will be able within the next decade to abandon sales of cars with internal combustion engines. This means that the “global plan” story familiar to many generations of motorists Golf, Polo and Passat will continue.

On Volkswagen cars in Europe, there is a high demand. According to focus2move, Golf with a score of 458 595 PCs (9% less than the previous year) took first place in the list of best-selling models by the end of 2019. Polo is in second place, his figure – 330 922 PCs (12.8 percent). Passat was only 28 positions (149 096 PCs, -20,7%).

Also suggest you to see a detailed test drive of the Volkswagen Polo from the team InfoCar.ua:

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