History of the Golf

By Product Expert | Posted in VW Golf on Friday, July 13th, 2018 at 11:52 am
2018 VW Golf on the road

How Old is the Volkswagen Golf?

Today our streets are flooded with cars from all different kinds of automakers. Some of these models have been around for many years, while others are just starting their automotive debut. One vehicle that has stood the test of time is the Volkswagen Golf. This sporty hatchback combines the utility and versatility of a hatchback with the ever-changing technology drivers so eagerly look for in their vehicles. So how old is the Volkswagen Golf?

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2018 VW Golf front interiorHistory of the Volkswagen Golf

While the Volkswagen Beetle was originally dubbed the “people’s car”, it began to decline in sales, which prompted the automaker to come up with a new option for consumers. In 1974, the Golf was born. It offered drivers the utility of a hatchback and a sleek design that was quite popular at the time. It was so popular, in fact, that it continues to be the most successful car in Europe. The pope even owned a Golf at one point.

The Golf has gone through seven generations of redesigns – the most recent being in 2012. Today’s model offers drivers benefits like 53.7 cubic ft of cargo volume, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, and a 6 year/72,000-mile limited warranty. Volkswagen has also created a few models based off the Golf such as the Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf Alltrack, and Golf SportWagen. While similar in most other aspects, the GTI and R have more horsepower and torque than the conventional Golf while the Alltrack and SportWagen have more cargo space.

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