Volkswagen Golf

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Volkswagen Golf
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Manufacturer Volkswagen
An aw cried Volkswagen Rabbit
Production 1974–present
Predecessor Volkswagen Beetle
Class Compact car
Platform Volkswagen Group A platform

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).

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 than 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.

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  1. Gareth Kent (30 March 2007). "VW Golf build passes 25 million". carmagazine.co.uk. 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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