The Mighty Volkswagen Golf is set to live on into a ninth generation as an EV it has been confirmed at the LA Motor Show. Although it was tipped to retire later this decade, the Golf in general and specifically the GTi will see a fresh lease of life, confirmed VW boss Thomas Schafer.
This means the GTi will continue alongside the ID, which, says Schafer, “has never been a successor to the Golf, it is more a Golf Plus.”
“There is a connection with VW and ID, and there is no need to cancel [ID],” he told Autocar at the LA motor show. “We have iconic brand names, Golf and GTI. It would be crazy to let them die and slip away. We will stick with the ID logic but iconic models will carry a name.”