The ninth generation of the Volkswagen Golf is in trouble, because he still does not have a completely sure future. The market is probably its worst enemy in terms of the most traditional generalist model ever to hit the market, so assuming Volkswagen won’t let its most iconic model die, the full electrification of the ninth generation of the Golf makes more sense.
Volkswagen confirmed some time ago that there would be another generation of both the Golf, Passat and T-Rock, but perhaps this was a confirmation ahead of major events, such as the banning of new cars with thermal mechanics in Europe by 2035. And in the UK specifically by 2030.
It all comes down to a matter of deadline, The current generation of the German compact, the eighth, has been on the market for two years, which indicates that it should achieve a half-life soon (a year or two) so that the generation can end its commercial life around the year 2026. or 2027.
This will leave us with a ninth generation, whose thermal and hybrid mechanics (including plug-in ones) could not complete a long life cycle to refine the project, given that it will begin sales around 2028.
In fact, if there were countries ahead of Europe or the United Kingdom in vetoing internal combustion, Golf could never see the light straight again, or at least with traditional mechanicsAnd if it does come, it will do so because of a very significant increase in prices.
For all of the above, Volkswagen’s current CEO, Thomas Schaefer, admitted that he has yet to make a final decision about the future of the Golf. A situation that shows just how complicated the transition to an electric car is. This is echoed by the German newspaper Welt.de and later by Motor1’s parent company.
On the other hand, Volkswagen already has a compact electric car in the C segment, the Volkswagen ID.3, which is also a challenge for the brand within its product range if they want to continue the life of the Golf in the electric format. .
Given the synergies that exist between all the brands in the Volkswagen Group, it is worth considering that If the Golf becomes an electric car, so do other similar cars within the German consortium.,
In this sense, Audi has already confirmed that the next generation of the A3 will arrive as an electric car, so if the engineering of both models continues to develop jointly, as has been the case with the latest generations so far. The Volkswagen Golf should be a little closer to becoming a 100% electric car.