For the Volkswagen Group, see Volkswagen Group. Not to be confused with Volkswagen Gol. The original Golf Mk1 was a front-vw golf mk5 manual pdf 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. 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 Golf won the World Car of the Year in 2009, with the Volkswagen Golf Mk6 and in 2013 with the Volkswagen Golf Mk7. 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. In May 1974, Volkswagen presented the first-generation Golf as a modern front-wheel-drive, long-range replacement for the Volkswagen Beetle.