ModelModelhe Volkswagen Golf is perhaps one of the most iconic cars in the world. First launched in 1974 by the Wolfsburg-based company, it is among the most sought-after compact car globally. Coming in various platforms, the Golf has since been marketed through 7 generations, each of which have made significant impact in every era.

Most Iconic GTi in the world

Depending on which market, the Golf is known by different names. In the United States and Canada, it goes by the name of Volkswagen Rabbit while it goes by Volkswagen Caribe in Mexico or Mk1. It was originally intended to replace the Beetle, another iconic model from Volkswagen.

However, due to the success it enjoyed after it was launched, the Golf went on to create its own market following. In fact, it has been claimed to be the best-selling model by the German carmaker.

Brand Image – The most common image that the Golf carries is its 3-door hatchback model. While there are some others like the 5-door hatchback, the station wagon, the sedan and convertible, the GTi remains as the most popular.

What the Golf brings is not only performance but a statement of style and class. Owners of the Golf are often seen as those who know a good car and one which delivers the type of punch needed in a performance vehicle.

Award winning model – Over the years, the Golf has won several top awards including the World Car of the Year in 2009 while being voted twice as the European Car of the Year. This goes without saying that it would be in the top 10 list of top cars in most markets.

Latest generation –The Volkswagen Golf entered its seventh generation from 2012 onwards. It would be the most contemporary model to date known as the Golf VII, Typ 5G. Its GTi version comes with 217 horsepower and a 2.0 liter, 4 cylinder, turbo-charged engine.