Let’s start with the Germans, who encroached on the sacred. Volkswagen is phasing out the Golf. The model that once gave the name to the whole class turned out to be of no use to anyone. The former bestseller is expected to leave for the museum in 2028. And it will be replaced by an electric car, about which there is no information yet.
Most likely, the company adopted such a strategy because of the Euro-7 economy. Under them, you need to seriously remake traditional power units. As a result, various versions of the hatchback will become 5,000-10,000 euros more expensive, which will clearly hit demand.
In the US, things are no better. The hero of computer games, the frenzied Dodge Viper, has long been sent to the dustbin of history. He was born in 1992 and ended his life in 2015. That is ahead of schedule.
Concern General Motors will also lose its iconic “charged” model – Chevrolet Impala SS. Interestingly, she did not die on her own, but along with a whole sports department, which specialized in the production of “charged” versions of various GM cars.