The news originates from the German paper Welt Am Sonntag, where Volkswagen CEO Thomas Schäfer states he understands absolutely nothing about the next generation Golf. “We’ll understand more in twelve months.” Volkswagen is making the future of the Golf based on the upcoming Euro 7 emissions basic, which is stated to be really tough and will lead to more advancement expenses for the car manufacturers.
Volkswagen Golf will be more pricey due to Euro 7
The issue for Volkswagen– and for other brand names– is that it is paying less and less for the marketplace of less expensive designs. Due to the Euro 7 requirement, the cars and truck would need to cost in between 3000 and 5000 euros to cover advancement expenses. Like the Volkswagen Golf, that would imply a huge boost in the selling cost. Which definitely does not benefit the sales figures …
Is it worth developing a brand-new Golf at all?
One possibility would be that the Golf 9 would not reach Euro 7, however Euro 6. Schäfer has his doubts about that. “We need to compute whether it pays to make a brand-new cars and truck that will not last 7 or 8 years.” Due to the fact that presently Euro 7 enters force (2025), the Euro 6 Golf must no longer be offered.