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Once again the automaker finds itself at a crossroads. Once more a new compact hatchback promises to define a coming era for VW. Only this time it’s not the Golf, it’s the full-electric ID3.

Despite the prosperity achieved from the success of its best-seller, the Golf’s future seems more in doubt than ever. To meet stringent upcoming emissions targets, VW is shifting focus toward electric vehicles built off a dedicated architecture that cost more than 6 billion euros to develop. Funding that transition are high-margin crossovers such as the Tiguan and T-Cross that enjoy broad global appeal. » […]

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