Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf is a compact caur producit bi the German manufacturer Volkswagen syne 1974, mercatit warldwide athort seiven generations, in various bouk configurations an unner various nameplates – as the Volkswagen Rabbit in the Unitit States an Canadae (Mk1 and Mk5), an as the Volkswagen Caribe in Mexico (Mk1).

Volkswagen Golf
Cried an awVolkswagen Rabbit
Bouk an chassis
ClessCompact car
PlatformVolkswagen Group A platform
PredecessorVolkswagen Beetle

The oreeginal Golf Mk1 wis a front-wheel drive, front-ingined replacement for the air-ceuled, rear-ingined, rear-wheel drive Volkswagen Beetle. Historically, the Golf is Volkswagen's best-sellin model an the warld's seicont best-sellin model, wi mair nor 29 million built bi 2012.[1]

Maist production o the Golf wis initially in the 3-door hatchback style.[2] Ither variants include a 5-door hatchback, estate/wagon (Variant, from 1993), convertible (Cabriolet an Cabrio, 1979–2002, 2011–present), an a Golf-derivit notchback saloon/sedan, variously cried Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Vento (from 1992) or Volkswagen Bora (frae 1999). The caurs hae filled mony mercat segments, frae basic personal caurs, tae heich-performance hot hatches.


  1. Gareth Kent (30 March 2007). "VW Golf build passes 25 million". Retrieved 11 March 2008.
  2. Figurs for 1974 tae 1987: 4.7 million 3-door models, 2.55 million 5-doors, accordin tae: Oswald, Werner (2001). Deutsche Autos 1945–1990, vol.3. Stuttgart: Motorbuch Verlag. pp. 86–87. ISBN 3-613-02116-1.

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