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Volkswagen seriously plans to abandon the release of modifications hatch Golf with the engine

Volkswagen seriously plans to abandon the release of modifications hatch Golf with the engine, designed for club racing-those that are in the production range of the nameplate TCR, as well as rally modifications Polo for private owners. The Volkswagen Golf TCR Assembly will be scrapped this year. Moreover, sooner or later, the manufacturer will stop the program of support for "gasoline" club Motorsport, making the main bet on electricity, although it is now stated that it will continue "in the long term".

Accordingly, in the near future, the ID family will have an exclusively sports hypostasis – sports cars, which will be prohibited from appearing on public roads. It is officially announced that a new Motorsport concept will be developed on the basis of the MEB platform, which does not involve the use of internal combustion engines.

Apparently, confidence in the potential of this idea is based on the success of the car ID.R: the twin-engine electric prototype has already set a series of records on the tracks in different parts of the planet. And the logical development of this direction, according to Volkswagen's head of technical development Frank Welsh, will be the next step of the company into the future.

It should be noted that Volkswagen is not alone in this: a similar bet has already been made, or is about to be made, for example, by Hyundai and Seat.

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