Introduced in 1974, the Volkswagen Golf concluded the company’s long search for a successful successor to the long-lived and increasingly out-of-date Beetle.
Front-engine, front-wheel drive, the Golf was mechanically very different to the Beetle. The Golf has been sold under different badges over the years, including Rabbit in the US and Caribe in Mexico.
The original Golf soldiered, as the Citi Golf, on in South Africa until 2009.
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