The concern decided to abandon the touch keys on the steering wheel in favor of traditional physical buttons.
According to the head of the company’s passenger car department Thomas Schaefer, the sensors were first used in the 7th generation Golf in 2019. Since then, many buyers have criticized this decision, including the owners of other models in which this trend has developed.
According to buyers, in some situations, tactile feedback on the keys is more important for the driver than innovative technologies. First of all, we are talking about functions that it is desirable to include without being distracted from control.
It is likely that regular buttons will return to the Golf in 2023, when it will be restyled.
Schaefer also said that within four years the manufacturer will replenish the global car market with a dozen new electric vehicles, including the previously announced ID.2. Off-road novelties will be focused on the North American market, where they will be sold under the revived Scout brand.