Volkswagen Golf: Get Your First Luxury Drive
Volkswagen Golf: The Wonder car
Volkswagen the German automobile giant started manufacturing Volkswagen Golf from 1974 onwards. A unique feature of Volkswagen Golf was that it was marketed in different parts of the world under different names. In United States it was sold under the name of as Volkswagen Rabbit, in Canada it was known as Golf Mk1 and Golf Mk5 and in Mexico, as Caribe.
Volkswagen Golf is the bestselling car model of Volkswagen
The original design of the Golf Mk1 had certain features being:
- The car was subcompact in nature.
- The steering of the car enjoyed a front wheel drive.
- The engine was strategically placed in the front, for better cooling purposes.
In fact these features contributed Volkswagen Golf, becoming the most sold car model from the Volkswagen automobile makers. Would you believe that by 2012, more than twenty nine millions cars had been sold from 1974 onwards? It also holds the title of being the second most car model, being sold around the world.
Does Volkswagen Golf enjoy other versions, like its other car models?
Volkswagen Golf was produced initially as a hatchback design car with three doors. The popularity of its original design lead to experimentation with other versions like convertible, station wagon, estate, a Volkswagen Golf enjoying a hatchback design with five doors and also sedan styled Volkswagen Golf.
Has Volkswagen Golf won any international automobile awards?
Volkswagen Golf and its various versions have won numerous prestigious awards throughout the years. Important mention should be made for the prestigious award it received in the year 2009, that depicted that Volkswagen Golf as the most preferred car by automobile journalist around the world. It has been voted many years as the second best car, by various European auto magazines also. Thus it goes without saying that Volkswagen Golf is a wonder car that everyone should experience once in a lifetime.
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Technical Characteristics of Volkswagen Golf
Technical Characteristics of 2011 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI produced by Volkswagen (DE).
|Body Type||Hatchback 3 doors / 5 seats|
|Front Track||1541 mm|
|Rear Track||1514 mm|
|Fuel Capacity||55 liters|
|Drive Wheels||Front wheel drive|
|Steering||rack & pinion PAS|
|Fuel Supply System||common rail direct diesel injection|
|Max Power||105HP (77 kW) @ 4400 rpm|
|Max Torque||250Nm @ 1500 rpm|
|CO2 Emissions||119 g/Km|
|Cam Design||DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Standard Wheels||6J x 15 / 6J x 15|
|Standard Tyres||195/65 R 15 T / 195/65 R 15 T|
|Transmission||5 speed manual|
|Number of gears||5|
|Acceleration 0-100 Km/h||11.3 seconds|
|Acceleration 80-120 Km/h||n/a|