Volkswagen Golf replaced one of the most popular cars of the time Volkswagen Kaefer (Beetle)! Golf began to be produced almost immediately, as the last beetle came off the assembly line of a German automobile plant. The first car of this brand was released in 1974. The release of the Volkswagen Golf continues to this day, at the moment there are 7 generations of this car model and we will look briefly at each of the generations.
The first generation of golf was original and it was thanks to these cars that all subsequent golfs were made. These cars were produced from 1974 to 1983. Thanks to its original design and the same invariable simplicity, this car was very popular with the people and became very popular. Initially, the Volkswagen Golf was produced in a hatchback type body, but in the first half of the eighties the first golf cabriolet with a trendy roof came off the assembly line.
The second generation of golfs first appeared on German roads in 1983, and these cars were produced until 1991. This model was produced in two door and five door versions, but in addition to this, the designers also made an off-road version of this car model called Golf Country. In this version, all-wheel drive was installed and ground clearance was increased..
In the third generation, changes were made to the appearance and internal filling of the car. Production of this model was started in 1991 and continued until 1997. This model was produced not only in the form of a convertible or hatchback, but also for the first time in a station wagon body. But not only the body was a novelty for the third generation, the cars came out with a different type of engine. Also, these cars were the first of the Golf series, which in 1992 were supplied to the Russian market, but this model was not popular with our customers..
The production of the fourth generation of Golfs began in 1996, this car, like its predecessor, had several options for the body and engine. In this Volkswagen model, the first all-wheel drive was installed in combination with a six-cylinder engine with a volume of two and eight liters. This model of the car was outwardly similar to the previous ones, but it was a little bigger and more confident ate itself on the road thanks to the new wheelbase. Also the first body of these cars was galvanized, which allowed to increase their service life.
The fifth-generation Volkswagen Golf appeared on sale already in 2003, but due to the fact that it differed from its predecessor only in a small number of options, slightly increased safety and price, this model lasted on the market until 2008 and was discontinued.
He rolled off the assembly line in 2008 and introduced a modified version of fifth-generation golf. In the sixth generation, there were much more options related to safety, handling and driving comfort, and the appearance of the car was also changed for the better.
In 2012, the first golf of the seventh generation was released, which surprised not only with its appearance, but also with its filling. Engines with a volume of 1.2 liters to a two-liter tared engine are installed under the hood of this car. A diesel engine was also installed for the first time. The appearance of the car was also changed, the interior also changed, it became more comfortable, attractive in appearance and convenient.
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