VW kills Golf TDI Hybrid production plans

You would think that with the capability of averaging a fuel-economy of 69mpg, Volkswagen would be in a rush to get the production version of the Golf TDI Hybrid concept on the road as soon as possible. But environmentalist and green crazy people everywhere about to be disappointed.

At the Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen promised that the car wouldn’t just stay a concept, however, according to the March issue of Auto Motor und Sport, Volkswagen has killed plans of developing a production version. Why? Well like with any automakers these days, the cost of producing the car doesn’t make economical sense to the guys in the leather seats.

The Volkswagen Golf TDI Hybrid concept was powered by a 3-cylinder 74-hp engine that was paired to a 27-hp electric motor with power being transferred to the road through a 7-speed DSG.

Oh well, guess all the grass lovers still have the Up! to look forward to.


Source: Auto Motor und Sport (via TheTruthAboutCars)