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Tuesday, 1 November 2016
The countdown to the Golf VIII continues with the lookback at the Golf Country model, the SUV Forerunner.
Unique: Golf is available in all the usual drive systems
GTI & Co.: Sporty Golf versions become cult models
When Volkswagen presented the first generation of the Golf in 1974, this was the beginning of an impressive success story. And by this we are not just talking about more than 33 million Golfs produced in total.
But rather the unique fact that Volkswagen is the world’s first and only automotive manufacturer to offer all currently relevant drive systems in one series – with the Golf. There are also various car bodies and the most individual of equipment lines.
The very first Golf in 1974 thus became the catalyst for a vehicle family that meets an unusual number of mobility wishes.
Golf drivers today have a choice of petrol, diesel, natural gas, electric, plug-in hybrid, front and all-wheel drive.
In addition, there are various body and special versions that make this series range unique.
For example, in addition to the two- and four-door vehicles, Volkswagen offers the current Golf in the all-round Variant and Sportsvan versions. The sporty "GTs" (GTI, GTE, GTD) and the all-wheel drive Golf R have also achieved cult status.
Important Golf versions and their debut year:
Golf GTI – 1976
Golf Cabriolet – 1979
Golf GTD – 1982
Golf syncro (forerunner of the 4MOTION all-wheel drive) – 1986
Golf City Stromer (forerunner of the e-Golf) – 1989
Golf Country (SUV forerunner) – 1990
Golf Variant – 1993
Golf R32 (forerunner of the Golf R) – 2002
Golf Plus (forerunner of the Golf Sportsvan) – 2006