Volkswagen has suspended the orders for the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid such as the production of the bottlenecks have built up a considerable lead time for new orders.
A Volkswagen uk spokesman could not reveal the accuracy of the delivery times for past orders, but confirmed that they are well below a year. Bottlenecks blamed the slowness of the production were not immobilized to a supply problem or failure in the production, so the only solution for Volkswagen to avoid excessively long delivery times was to suspend the orders of the model.
A Volkswagen statement reads: “Due to bottlenecks in the production and in order not to impose a reasonable waiting times for our customers for new car orders, temporarily, the Golf GTE can not be ordered. We will inform you as soon as this model is available to order again.”
The Passat GTE, the Golf GTE shares its propulsion system, it is still available for order, as do the fully electric e-Golf and e-Up models.
The problem of production as follows Tesla, the bottlenecks of the production with experience in Model 3, which failed to comply with the delivery of the objectives and calls for CEO Elon Musk to announce that the problems in their Gigafactory were being investigated.
Despite the fact that the Golf course of your position as one of the uk’s best-selling car, the GTE is one of their more slow-selling variant in the uk, with less than 2000 registered per year since the model introduction in the year 2015.
Orders for the Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid also to be suspended later in the year. Audi uk is waiting for the confirmation of the plant as to the official reason for the sale of hiatus.
The Golf GTE and A3 e-tron share the same propulsion system, although this has not been given the reason for the pause.
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