Some vehicles tend to come and go, but the truly special ones stand the test of time. On March 29th, the Volkswagen Golf celebrated its 45-year anniversary of production. Since the launch of Golf production in 1974, a new Golf has been ordered every 41 seconds; in total, the Golf has sold 35 million units globally, making it the best-selling Volkswagen ever. On average, VW Golf sales have hit about 780,000 vehicles per year, pleasing drivers of all stripes through seven generations.
In spite of steep competition in the states, the VW Golf has never faltered. Since 1974, VW has sold 2.6 million Golf models in America. Its also been well-received by U.S. auto experts, snagging a spot on Car and Driver’s 10Best list for the past 13 years. When the Mk 7 Golf debuted in 2015, it was honored with the prestigious North American Car of the Year award.
Despite reaching its mid-40s, the VW Golf shows no signs of slowing down. The 2019 Golf boasts modern performance and modern tech, coming equipped with a standard 147-horsepower engine and Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect system, seamlessly accommodating your modern, connected lifestyle. The 2019 Golf also boasts an array of cutting-edge safety tech, including Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring (Front Assist), and Blind Spot Monitor, allowing you to feel confident while driving this classic vehicle.
Help us celebrate the Volkswagen Golf’s 45th anniversary — stop into Gossett VW Germantown and get yourself acquainted with this incredible car.