Volkswagen has shifted its focus to electric vehicles. Now the automaker plans to use one of its most beloved performance nameplates, the GTI, to lead the charge with EVs. But the rumor is that they’ll start with a hybrid first.
Volkswagen is already working on the next generation Mark VIII Golf due out sometime in the year 2020, according to Autocar. They cite a source close to Volkswagen who indicated that the next Golf will use a mild hybrid setup by adopting an advanced 48-volt electrical system and integrated starter motor.