History of the Volkswagen Golf

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, Volkswagen Golf GTI, Volkswagen Golf R, Volkswagen Golf SportWagen on Monday, April 1st, 2019 at 11:38 am
2018 VW Golf parked on a roof of a car garage

We are always looking for the latest technology. We want the newest phones, TVs, and anything else that can connect to Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. It’s all about finding out what the next best thing is and then hoping it stays relevant for more than a few months.

With all of this focus on what’s to come, it’s important to take a step back and appreciate where something has come from. The Volkswagen Golf has been a staple for many drivers across the country. It has been around for a few decades, so let’s take a look at the Golf’s rich history.

History of the Volkswagen Golf

It all started back in 1974, that’s when the first run of the Volkswagen Golf began production. The Golf was the successor to the immensely popular Volkswagen Beetle, but the success of the Golf took everyone by surprise. The very first Golf was sold in the U.S. in December of 1974. Since then 2.6 million Golf models have been sold in the U.S. alone. Worldwide, there have been over 35 million Golf models sold.

2019 VW Golf with lens flare and hands on a steering wheel

2018 VW Golf driving past a factory building

The Golf I was the humble beginning of a long line of fun and innovative vehicles. It housed a 1.5L engine that put out 70 horsepower. Fast forward 45 years into the future and a 1.8L engine with a 170 horsepower output is what powers the Golf VII. It has seen a lot of exciting changes over the years and the progress isn’t stopping anytime soon. Volkswagen is always looking for ways to innovate.


Check Out the Interior of the Volkswagen Golf


Test Drive a 2019 Volkswagen Golf in Downtown Los Angeles

If you want to get a piece of this incredible history, then stop by our dealership to schedule a test drive with the 2019 Volkswagen Golf. You can also call ahead with any questions and we’d be more than happy to help.

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