An ID.3 pre-production prototype car at the presentation of Volkswagen's new electric car on the eve of the International Frankfurt Motor Show IAA in Frankfurt, Germany September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Joe White
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Two cars supported Volkswagen AG's decadeslong ascent to the top: the rotund Beetle, which laid the foundation for the company as a people carrier; and the Golf, a boxy hatchback that pulled VW from economic doom in the 1970s.The insatiable thirst for SUVs has dented the Golf's internal standing as the undisputed sales king: For the first time last year, the compact Tiguan crossover eclipsed the Golf as VW's bestseller.Those challenges notwithstanding, VW still sees a future for the Golf, now entering its eighth iteration.Sales start in December, and VW has pooled production of the vehicle at the hulking factory sitting next to its Wolfsburg headquarters, a bold statement that the Golf remains a cornerstone of its portfolio.VW officials insist the ID.3 attracts a younger, more tech-savvy clientele than Golf buyers.To keep the Golf fresh even after its almost half-century production run, VW has upgraded the car with technical gadgetry.
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