Volkswagen has discontinued its best-selling petrol car

Volkswagen has discontinued its best-selling petrol car

Volkswagen pulls the plug on the brand’s best-selling model. Although it is better to write ‘puts the plug in the best-selling model’. The carmaker will stop supplying the Golf with a petrol engine, CEO Thomas Schäfer tells Automobilwoche.

Volkswagen sees a large number of their customers driving electric in the future. However, this does not mean that the brand says goodbye to Golf and sees the ID.3 as a successor, for example.

Volkswagen has discontinued its best-selling combustion engine

Volkswagen’s best-selling car will remain available for the time being, although supply of petrol, diesel or hybrid powertrains will stop. In any case, no new petrol engine is being developed for the new generation Golf. So the current model is the last one with an oil engine. Schäfer wants to reach the end of the decade with the Golf 8, and it is rumored that a facelift is possible.

Maybe an oil engine

Currently, there is still a Volkswagen Golf with a combustion engine available. In addition, Schäfer says to keep an eye on developments in the world. “If the world develops completely differently than expected by 2026 or 2027, we could make a completely new car, but I don’t think that will happen,” he told German media. The CEO refers to a non-electric vehicle.

The Volkswagen e-Golf is already a fully electric model. (Photo: Volkswagen)

Most likely, the development of the electric car will not be stopped and the best-selling Volkswagen will no longer be offered with a gasoline engine after the end of this decade.

You pay this for the most expensive Volkswagen Golf possible

For fans of the Volkswagen Golf, this may be the time to buy the R. How the hot hatchback drives, Autovisie editor Dries van den Elzen shows in the video below on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Here, of course, he also tries a special mode of the very fast Golf track.

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