All About the Volkswagen Golf Car.
The Volkswagen Golf is a small family car produced by the German manufacturer Volkswagen since 1974, marketed worldwide across seven generations, in various body configurations and under various nameplates – such as the Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States and Canada (Mk1 and Mk5), and as the Volkswagen Caribe in Mexico (Mk1).
The original Golf Mk1 was a front-wheel drive, front-engined replacement for the air-cooled, rear-engined, rear-wheel drive Volkswagen Beetle. Historically, the Golf is Volkswagen’s best-selling model and the world’s second best-selling model, with more than 29 million built by 2012.
Initially, most Golf production was in the 3-door hatchback style. Other variants include a 5-door hatchback, station wagon (Variant, from 1993), convertible (Cabriolet and Cabrio, 1979–2002, Cabriolet, 2011–present), and a Golf-derived notchback sedan, variously called Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Vento (from 1992) or Volkswagen Bora (from 1999). The cars have filled many market segments, from basic a personal car, to high-performance hot hatches.
The Volkswagen Golf has won many awards throughout its history. The Volkswagen Golf won the World Car of the Year in 2009, with the Volkswagen Golf Mk6 and in 2013 with the Volkswagen Golf Mk7. The Golf is one of only three cars, the others being the Renault Clio and Opel/Vauxhall Astra, to have been voted European Car of the Year twice, in 1992 and 2013. The Volkswagen Golf has made the Car and Driver annual 10 Best list multiple times. The Golf Mk 7 won the Motor Trend Car of the Year award in 2015, and the Mk1 GTI also won the award in 1985 (due to it being built in Pennsylvania.)
2017 Volkswagen Golf.
The 2017 Golf hatchback is the most fun you’ll have driving and it comes at an affordable price. The 2017 Volkswagen Golf strikes a great balance between fun and function. It’s a pleasure to drive and comes loaded with high-tech gadgets, but it also rides smoothly and offers generous space for you, your friends, and all their stuff.
Our infatuation has never fixated on the hatchback’s price. That’s because while its cost is reasonable, its core competencies—a solid structure, an impeccably finished interior, and comfortable and capable suspension—would be welcome at any price.
How Much Does the Volkswagen Golf Cost?
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf hatchback comes in three trim levels: S, Wolfsburg Edition, and Golf R. Notably, Golf TDI diesel models are no longer on sale following emissions infractions.
The Golf S, the base model, is a four-door hatchback that starts at $19,895. It comes with a rearview camera, Bluetooth, a 6.5-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and VW’s Car-Net, which allows you to make, receive, and reply to text messages via voice commands.
The Golf Wolfsburg Edition is new for 2017. It’s priced at $21,595, and it comes with heated front seats, leatherette upholstery, a sunroof, proximity keyless entry, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert.