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First Generation Volkswagen Golf (1974 To 1983)
The first generation of Volkswagen Golf was introduced in 1974 as a modern front wheel drive, long-range replacement for the VW Beetle. Various versions of the Golf were later marketed, including the Golf GTI "hot hatch". Volkswagen also made a diesel version in 1976, a saloon in 1979 and a Golf-based pickup called the Volkswagen Caddy in 1980, as well as the Golf Cabriolet.
Second Generation Volkswagen Golf (1983 To 1992)
Volkswagen introduced the Golf Mk2 in 1983. The new model grew slightly in wheelbase, exterior and interior dimensions and was more rounded compared to the Mk1, but it did keep the overall look. The Mk2 was not launched in Britain until 1984. In 1985, the Golf Syncro went on sale, introducing a four wheel drive system with ABS braking to the Golf range.
Third Generation Volkswagen Golf (1993 To 1997)
The third generation Volkswagen Golf made its home market debut in August 1991. The Mk3 was awarded European Car of the Year in 1992 and for the first time ever a Golf estate (Golf Variant) joined the line-up in 1993.
Fourth Generation Volkswagen Golf (1997 To 2004)
The VW Golf Mk4 was introduced in August 1997. The following year a notchback version was released and in 1999 VW brought out a new estate. Volkswagen didn''t release a new Cabriolet, but did give the previous Mk3 model a facelift in 1999, which added bumpers, grill and headlights similar to those of the Mk4 models
Fifth Generation Volkswagen Golf (2004 To 2009)
The Volkswagen Golf Mk5 was first introduced in Europe in 2003, revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Mk5 Golf drivers experienced improved handling and a better ride due to changes in the suspension and chassis tuning. In December 2004, the Golf Plus was launched and in 2006 the CrossGolf was introduced.
Sixth Generation Volkswagen Golf (2009 To 2011)
First displayed at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, the Mk6 Golf was designed by Volkswagen''s chief designer Walter de Silva. The purpose of the new design of the Golf was to introduce a more aerodynamic and fuel efficient drive.
Seventh Generation Volkswagen Golf (2012 To Present)
The latest VW Golf model saw its debut in late 2012 at the Paris Motor Show. Using the same MQB platform as the third generation Audi A3, SEAT Leon and Skoda Octavia, the Golf Mk7 offers slightly larger body dimensions than the previous model, yet is approximately 100 kg lighter depending on engine choice.
The first generation Golf was available with an array of petrol and diesel engines, ranging in size from 1.3 litres to 1.7 litres. The CTI model was powered by 1588 cc and 1780 cc four-cylinder engines, which produced 110 and 112 PS respectively. The Golf Mk2 came with an even wider range of engine options, including a GTD turbo diesel engine.
The VW Golf Mk3 introduced new engines such as the Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) diesel engine. Volkswagen also used a powerful narrow-angle 2.8 litre VR6 engine, which accelerates from 0-97 km/h in 7.1 seconds. The Mk4 saw even more impressive, powerful engines used. For example, the high performance models had a 3.2 litre VR6 engine.
The Golf Mk5 also included an array of dynamic engines, including a 2.5 litre five cylinder engine which was capable of producing 112 kW. This was upped further to 127 kW in later models. The GTI version was even more impressive, producing 147 kW.
The Volkswagen Golf Mk6 range offered various petrol and diesel engines. This includes the 2.0 litre, turbocharged l-4 diesel engine, which generates 320 Nm of torque. All engines in this range can be paired with a DSG dual clutch 6 speed automatic or 6 speed manual transmission. The Mk7 offers lighter yet robust engines ranging from 1.2 to 2.0 litres, with the GTI model offering a 162 kW turbocharged 2.0 litre four cylinder engine.
History of Volkswagen Golf
The Volkswagen Golf is a small family car, known famously across the globe for its shape, reliability and excellent value for money. The Golf has been in production since 1974, offering a total of seven generations which are available in an array of body types and configurations. The VW Golf has won various awards, such as World Car of the Year in 2009 and 2013.
According to Warranty Direct, the Volkswagen Golf is the 28th most reliable small family car out of a listed 41 vehicles. The Golf achieved a reliability rating of 96, compared to the top ranked vehicle''s score of 6 and the lowest scoring vehicle''s reliability rating of 325. This number is determined based on various factors, such as the number of times a car fails, the cost of repairing it, the average time spent off road due to repairs and the average age and mileage of the vehicles.
The Golf is Volkswagen''s best selling vehicle of all time. According to focus2move, as of 2014 the Volkswagen Golf is the third best selling car of all time (worldwide), just behind the Ford Focus and Toyota Corolla. Sales in the UK alone make the Golf the 7th best selling vehicle in Britain, according to Auto Express.