Volkswagen Golf ninth-generation to be an EV

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Volkswagen is on an electric spree focusing on the growing ID family. But the faith of iconic models like the Golf was in dangles. Introduced in 2019, the current eighth-gen Golf will run out of its life cycle in the next five years. Will there be a ninth-gen Golf? Volkswagen has now answered the question and yes, the Golf will live on – as an EV.

With Golf slated to become a part of the ID family, it will be positioned between a smaller ID2 city car and the well-established ID3. The ID3 was never intended as a replacement for the Golf in the electric line-up and the electric Golf could easily co-exist with the ID3, believes the German carmaker.

Introduced in the mid-1970s, the Golf nameplate has found more than 35 million owners across eight generations. When the next-gen of the supermini arrives, it will most likely carry the ID Golf name. Similarly, the high-performance GTI version will also live on as the ID family already has a go-fast version which goes by the GTX name.

It’s still a few good years for the combustion engine-powered Golf. But as the saying goes, good things don’t last.