Seven generations – 30 million cars

2013-07-31 Read: 1 318x

It was a Golf TDI BlueMotion¹ which rolled off the production line at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg. With a combined fuel consumption of 3.2 l/100 km, the most economical Golf built to date, and yet an everyday occurrence in a Volkswagen plant. Or perhaps not? Because this Golf TDI BlueMotion in particular turns the everyday occurrence into something very special: It is the 30 millionth Golf built globally.

In statistical terms, this production record means that in its 39-year history, an average of 2,000 people every day have chosen the most successful European car of all time. And in the process, each of the seven generations has written automotive history: From the first Golf, whose legendary design by Giorgio Giugiaro in 1974 marked the departure from the previously rounded styling, through to the Golf VII, which made its debut in the compact class with a whole range of assistance systems which were previously reserved for the premium class.

This special event provided Prof. Dr Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, with the perfect opportunity to officially receive the prestigious "Car of the Year 2013" award for the Golf from the international jury. An unforgettable week which reached a fitting conclusion on Saturday with the presentation of the jubilee car in the course of the "open day".

¹Fuel consumption l/100 km: urban 3.8 / extra-urban 3.0 / combined 3.2; CO2 emissions combined: 85 g/km; efficiency classes: A+**


** The figures stated were calculated in accordance with the legally stipulated measuring methods. The figures are not related to a single, individual vehicle and do not constitute part of the offer. Rather, they are given solely for the purpose of comparison between different vehicle models. The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of a vehicle do not just depend on the efficient utilisation of fuel by the vehicle, but are also influenced by driving style and other non-technical factors (e.g. ambient conditions).

Additional items of equipment and accessories (add-on parts, tyres, etc.) may alter relevant vehicle parameters such as e.g. weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics, and affect the fuel consumption and performance figures in the same way that weather and traffic conditions can.

Note in accordance with Directive 1999/94/EC in its currently applicable version: Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the EU guide "Information on the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption of new cars", which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships, from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Straße 1, D-73760 Ostfildern, Germany and at

Efficiency ratings are awarded to vehicles based on their CO2 emissions, while also taking into account the vehicle's unladen weight. Vehicles with average efficiency are rated D. Vehicles which are better than the current average are rated A+, A, B or C. And vehicles which are poorer than average are classified E, F or G.

The fuel consumption figures refer to the model offered for sale in Germany. Equipment features and fuel consumption may vary from country to country. Please contact your Volkswagen dealer for further information.


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