Volkswagen recpc Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 22:22:08 PM.
A Bad news again present in the international automotive sphere, namely the discontinuation of production of a car, and this car is a Volkswagen Beetle. Actually the discontinuous issue of Volkswagen Beetle itself is not a new issue, but this time the Volkswagen Group finally made it official.
Frank Welsch, Chief of Research & Development of Volkswagen says that two to three generations for a Volkswagen Beetle is enough. Welsch added, so far it felt there was no need for the next generation of Volkswagen Beetle. As we know, the Volkswagen Beetle sold today is the unit that was first introduced in 2011 ago, where the Volkswagen again added a variant of the cabriolet in 2014, as well as provide a refresher two years ago in 2016. Actually in general, looks Volkswagen Beetle which is currently still okay for the year 2018, but the problem is not because of it.
The main problem exists on the platform used by Volkswagen Beetle. Yep, the issue of this platform itself did not infect the Volkswagen Beetle alone, but also Volkswagen Scrirocco, and both had the same fate. The Volkswagen Beetle itself is built on the same base as the Volkswagen Golf. That’s the problem? No, but the problem is the Volkswagen Golf base used by Volkswagen Beetle is Volkswagen Golf MK5, while currently Volkswagen Golf already in phase MK7, or maybe some people prefer to call it MK7,5 thanks to some changes last year. So the main problem is clear, the platform is outdated.
Apparently, Welsch himself wanted to immediately ‘kill’ the existence of the Volkswagen Beetle because of the problem. The platform of the Volkswagen Beetle itself is already left behind by a new base that is the MQB Platform used by VW T-Roc and prospective VW Golf MK8. Conditions are getting worse because after MQB Platform, the Volkswagen also sparked MEB Platform for their future cars that use electricity.
Well, then whether there will be Volkswagen Beetle EV with MEB Platform base, do not expect too much. Yep, because Volkswagen is now focused with some Volkswagen I.D. which they have triggered like Volkswagen I.D. Buzz, I.D. Crozz and also I.D. Vizzion.
Surely the end of the life cycle of the Volkswagen Beetle became sad news for some car enthusiasts who know how to record the great name of Volkswagen Beetle in the past. But indeed the conditions seem to make Volkswagen did not have much choice. Well, what do you think? Will the Volkswagen Beetle have to rise from the grave? Let’s say what you think.
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