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The countdown to the new Golf is underway – and the eighth generation follows in mighty footsteps. No other European car was sold more often. A review of seven glorious predecessors. In addition we offer info graphics for each, two videos as well as four picture galeries.

Volkswagen Golf - Generation one to seven
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No Volkswagen has shaped the brand's image more than the Golf over the past 45 years. In the foreground the Golf VII

Golf I: 1974 - 1983

Volkswagen Golf – first Generation
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Story "The magificent Seven"
Golf I: design and facts

Golf II: 1983 - 1991

Volkswagen Golf – second Generation
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Golf II, built between 1983 and 1991: 6.3 million second-generation Golf II cars were produced
Story "The magificent Seven"
Golf II: design and facts

Galery: the grill in the course of time

Volkswagen Golf - first Generation
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Golf 1: 1974 - 1983
Volkswagen Golf - second Generation
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Golf II: 1983 - 1991
Volkswagen Golf - third Generation
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Golf III: 1991 - 1997
Volkswagen Golf - fourth Generation
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Golf IV: 1997 - 2003

Golf III: 1991 - 1997

Volkswagen Golf – third Generation
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Golf III, built between 1991 - 1997, was sold 4.96 million times until its replacement
Story "The magificent Seven"
Golf III: design and facts

Golf IV: 1997 - 2003

Volkswagen Golf - fourth Generation
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Golf IV, manufactured between 1997 - 2003. In total, the fourth generation of the Golf, including all derivatives, was sold over 4.99 million times.
Story "The magificent Seven"
Golf IV: design and facts

Galery: the overall appearance in the course of time

Volkswagen Golf – first Generation
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Golf 1: 1974 - 1983
Volkswagen Golf – second Generation
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Golf II: 1983 - 1991
Volkswagen Golf – third Generation
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Golf III: 1991 - 1997
Volkswagen Golf - fourth Generation
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Golf IV: 1997 - 2003

Golf V: 2003 - 2008

Volkswagen Golf - fifth Generation
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Golf V, manufactured between 2003 - 2008. 3.27 million units are sold
Story "The magificent Seven"
Golf V: design and facts

Golf VI: 2008 - 2012

Volkswagen Golf – sixth Generation
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Golf VI, built between 2008 and 2012: 2.85 million of the sixth generation Golf will be sold
Story "The magificent Seven"
Golf VI: design and facts

Galery: the interior in the course of time

Volkswagen Golf – first Generation
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Golf 1: 1974 - 83
Volkswagen Golf – second Generation
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Golf II: 1983 - 1991
Volkswagen Golf – third Generation
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Golf III: 1991 - 1997
Volkswagen Golf - fourth Generation
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Golf IV: 1997 - 2003

Golf VII: 2012 - 2019

Story "The magificent Seven"
Golf VII: design and facts

Galery: the back in the course of time

Volkswagen Golf – first Generation
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Golf 1: 1974 - 1983
Volkswagen Golf – second Generation
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Golf II: 1983 - 1991
Volkswagen Golf – third Generation
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Golf III: 1991 - 1997
Volkswagen Golf - fourth Generation
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Golf IV: 1997 - 2003

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