New requirements of the Euro 7 emission standard could be the end of the VW Polo with a combustion engine

Euro 7 requirements could be the end of the VW Polo
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It is known that the future of volkswagen polo It is electric, but it is one thing for it to be at the end of its life cycle (scheduled for mid-2024) and quite another for it to come forward. Volkswagen He had planned that his utility would keep its sixth generation on the market alive for at least a year, helping in the transition to its future replacement, with a second update, but plans could change.

This would be the work of the draft of the new Euro 7 emission standard that, although the requirements to be followed are not yet definitive, they could mean the end of the vw polo. And it is that, a few weeks ago the European Union advanced the new rules of compliance with the levels of polluting emissions, where the organism revealed that the adaptation of the engines would cost between 90 and 150 Euros by car. And Thomas Schäfer, CEO of the brand, has already made his opinion known.

New Euro 7 requirements could be the end of the VW Polo

In this regard, the person in charge of VW has indicated that the technology, plus the technical tests and trials could raise the price of the smallest models by up to 5,000 Euros. To make it clearer, the price of the pole Standard with a 95 Hp 1.0 TSI engine is just over 20,000 Euros, but with the modifications it would reach 26,000 Euros.

In the case of Polo GTI, its price would be around 40,000 Euros, a real nonsense. Due to this, Schäfer has indicated that: «We still need about two weeks (to assess whether the future of the Polo is economically viable based on the new homologation requirements), if expectations are confirmed, we will definitely not invest more«. The executive director has recognized that the interpretation of Euro 7 was much less strict, but analyzed carefully, the future of the utility is not clear.

Euro 7 requirements could be the end of the VW Polo
Image courtesy of Motor.es – Euro 7 requirements could be the end of the VW Polo

Schäfer added that allowing a looser valuation “would have helped the transition a bit, although it wouldn’t change anything about Volkswagen’s plans for new electric cars.” And it is that, regardless of the pole leaves in 2024, the Germans will still have to wait a while to fill the void with the vehicle that will arrive in mid-2025. A rather long year if the benefits generated by the polefacing a competition that would take all their sales.


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