The Golf is a compact car produced by the German automotive manufacturer giant Volkswagen since 1974. The Volkswagen Golf is one of the most loved classic cars of modern times with its unique hatchback design. It is produced in Germany and known for its power and performance that have seen listed as one of the world favorite cars among many generations and is available worldwide. Volkswagen Golf production span an admirable 8 generations which have also seen it take new and different body styles to stay trendy with the world’s demand innovation, yet it is worthy to note that it has still retained the original classic touch. In 2018 the Golf became the best-selling vehicle and following that up also to be named one of the top three best-selling vehicles in the world, alongside the Ford F-Series and Toyota Corolla. The Volkswagen Golf has continued to hold its own ground strong by winning many awards throughout its iconic history. In 2009 the Golf won the World Car of the Year, with the Volkswagen Golf 6 (MK VI) and in 2013 with the Volkswagen Golf 7(MK VII)
Following the order of year of produced, below is our list of the Golf’s best models of all time.
1: 1976 Golf GTI
The Golf GTI is a first-generation model that came on board in 1975 and was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show and it received a great reception from the public as it went up for sales in 1979. One of the most impressive things about the Golf GTI at the time is its powerful 81kW 1.6-litre (later on a 1.8-litre) fuel-injected motor engine that it produces rocket to 100km/h in nine seconds acceleration and hits a top speed of over 180km/h. The GTI no doubt has carved up a place for itself in history. Looking back at the subsequent models that followed it, you can get to call it the forerunner.
2: 1986 Golf GTI 16V
Golf GTI 16V is Volkswagen’s second-generation model in the Golf line that got a barrage of criticism and jabs due to the weight as a result of the increased wheelbase, exterior and interior and dimensions, even though it retained the Golf GTI look and overall style. To make up for this criticism Volkswagen released the Mk2 GTI that featured a 1.8-litre 8-valve fuel-injected engine, with a 16-valve version capable of more than 220 km/h (137 mph) being introduced in 1986 that outperformed the previous standard 8-valve.
3: 1989 Golf Rallye G60
The Golf Rallye G60 is manufactured for the third generation in the Golf line-up with a new engine that includes the first turbocharged direct injection (TD) for a diesel engine in a Golf that is powered by a narrow-angle 2.8-litre VR6 engine.
4: 1989 Golf G60 Limited
The Golf G60 Limited belong to the fourth generation of the Volkswagen Golf line-up and it launched with a new high-performance models G-Lader 1.8-litre 16-valve motor that produced 154kW and 252Nm and also includes an upgraded 3.2-litre VR6-engined that is latched on a four-wheel-drive Golf “R32” introduced in 2002.
5: 1993 Golf VR6
If you are one of those who criticized previous Golf generations to be big, slow and worst still, overweight; then believe that you may not have known what hit you when the Golf VR6 launched. Volkswagen simply went back to the drawing board and didn’t forget to revisit the Golf blueprint by adjusting it and the Golf VR6 was the outcome. In 2006 and 2007 the Golf VR6 base model launched in North American with a 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine, that produces a 112 kW (150 hp; 152 PS) in, but was upped to 127 kW (170 hp; 173 PS) in the subsequent models that followed.
6: 2002 Golf R32
The Golf R32 launched with both 5- and 6-speed manual transmission, and 6- or 7-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG)(with Dual Clutch) transmission options. It came a 130 kW (174 hp; 177 PS), 2.5-litre inline 5-cylinder with 240 N·m (177 lb·ft) of torque and a 2.0-litre, and you can bet your last wad that its 100 kW (134 hp; 136 PS) turbocharged inline 4-cylinder clean diesel engine that generates 320 N·m (236 lb·ft) of torque is certified supa dupa top road player.
7: 2007 Golf GTI W12-650
The Golf GTI W12-650 offered a 154 kW (207 hp; 209 PS) turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder with a performance that hit an output mark of 162 kW (217 hp; 220 PS). The Golf R now has a 218 kW (292 hp; 296 PS) turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder with Haldex Traction all-wheel-drive. The Golf VII, Typ 5G launched by using the new MQB platform,
8: 2010 Golf R
The powerful Golf R was launched in 2010 with a combined all-wheel-drive traction and a more powerful version of the 2.0-litre turbocharged EA113 motor that was used in the Golf GTI Mk5.
9: 2012 Golf GTI Edition 35
The Edition 35 is a unique model for combining some of the major engine features that made the Golf GTI and R great the Golf GTI Mk6 EA888 2.0-litre turbo motor with an optional DSG gearbox and an electronic XDS differential lock came standard.
10: 2016 Golf GTI Clubsport S
The Clubsport S shows off its strength which emanate from its powerful tuned turbocharged 2.0-litre EA888 motor version that muscled out 228kW and 380Nm. Its reaches a top speed of 260km/h.
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