The current Volkswagen Golf could well be the last!

Will Volkswagen kill the Golf after the end of the career of the current model because of the tightening of certification standards and the upcoming ban on combustion engines?

While still struggling at the top of the ranking of Europe’s best-selling cars, the current eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf has been on the market since the year 2019. Logically, it should therefore receive its mid-career restyling from by the year 2023 or 2024 at the latest. Then give way to a whole new generation of models by 2026.

But according to our German colleagues from Welt, there may not be a Golf 9 at all: due to the evolution of homologation standards and the future ban on combustion engines, Volkswagen is currently in the process of study the viability of such a project.

A double restyling?

As the Volkswagen brand and the rest of the group massively turn to electric cars, it could be decided to simply continue to market the current Golf 8 until the end of the decade or the beginning of the next (via an update). technical day) rather than designing an entirely new model. The final decision on the Golf’s future will be made in the course of the coming year.

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