Reports suggest that the Bugatti Galibier – Bugatti’s four-door super saloon – is facing more delays. Another VW cost cutting victim?
It already looks like VW is tightening its purse strings when it comes to high-end projects, with the Bentley SUV and the Lamborghini Urus SUV delayed.
Now it looks like the next model in the Bugatti range – the Bugatti Galibier – is also facing uncertain delays.
Autocar are reporting Bugatti President, Wolfgang Schreiber, as saying Bugatti are finding it difficult to fulfill customers’ requirements with the Galibier as it’s a much different beast to the Veyron. Therefore, although work still continues on the Galibier – and Schreiber considers the Galibier absolutely necessary for Bugatti – there is no launch date in sight.
But it seems far more likely that VW are simply putting the Galibier on ice for a bit longer – in the same way as they appear to have done with the Bentley and Lamborghini SUVs – until the world’s economy settles in to a more predictable pattern – if it ever does.
But with Veyron production coming to an end before too long, it seems unlikely VW will be willing to lose the halo effect of producing the world’s fastest car for too long.
Delayed, but not gone.