From conveyors BMW Not a single 3-Series Gran Turismo will come off again. This means the current generation 3 Series won't have a variation in the hatchback form factor.
This model is one of the niche for the manufacturer BMW. It became known that the company decided to discontinue its release. Thus, in 2020, there will be no intermediate link between the sedan and the station wagon.
This news did not come as a shock to fans of the German brand. Harald Kruger, the former head of the automaker, announced back in May 2018 that the hatchback line would not be continued.
Krueger made such a statement during the presentation of the financial statements, and for good reason. The fact is that the hatchback has seriously lagged behind its counterparts in terms of sales. The production and sale of this variation became unprofitable for the company, since motorists preferred other models from the line. We can say that consumers themselves predicted the fate of the hatchback.
It has become a niche model even at the scale of the 3-Series. The car combines the characteristics of a station wagon and a sedan. This decision will not be unique in the coming years. BMW is committed to optimizing production and reducing costs. For example, in 2021, the manufacturer plans to reduce the number of engines produced. Experts predict that the cost-saving policy will bring the German company about 12 billion euros.