Volkswagen confirmed the “death” of the legendary Beetle

Volkswagen confirmed the “death” of the legendary Beetle

March 21, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

With the architecture of electric vehicles MEB, J1 and PPE, the Volkswagen Group plans to challenge Tesla in the electric vehicle segment. We will see this soon, however, Herbert Diss stated that “Beetle” has no place in the future of the company.

The head of Volkswagen’s marketing mix announced that the legendary model Beetle (The Beetle) would finally die. In the future line of hybrid and electric models of the concern there is no place for “historical” cars. At least, the company’s top manager stated this, and this is doubly surprising when he recalls the concept of an electric minibus I.D. Buzz.

 The statement sounds even more suspicious, given the recent presentation of an electric buggy with an all-electric powerplant. A feature of the model, in the context of this news, is the used platform from VW Beetle. But the legendary “Beetle”, can still become a victim of electrification and the popularity of crossovers.

 In the near future, the VAG Groupe will introduce the all-electric Porsche Macan, the Panamera is already available with a hybrid system, and the new Taycan will soon be on the market. In addition, many electric and hybrid models are being prepared for release from the Volkswagen brand itself.

Already on May 8, a preliminary order for the first Volkswagen electric car will be available. The company is preparing to market the I.D. hatchback. It is expected that the cost will be about 30 000 euros.

Meanwhile, the extended Volkswagen T-Cross is ready to start selling. The new version of the popular German compact cross eagerly awaiting motorists in China. On the market of the China, this model will be released very soon.