Car (South Africa) - - INSIGHT -

Just as we’re look­ing to Volk­swa­gen’s fu­ture in the shape of the T-cross, this year also marks four decades of the Volk­swa­gen Golf in our mar­ket. Here are some of the mile­stones in the his­tory of the iconic hatch.

1978 Pro­duc­tion of the Mk1 Golf com­mences at Uiten­hage

65 Mk1 units pro­duced daily

57% Local com­po­nent con­tent of each Mk1 Golf pro­duced

R3 985 Price of the 1 100 cm3 L two-door at launch

10 000 Golfs pro­duced lo­cally by 1981

1982 Local launch of the Mk1 Golf GTI

25 years The life­span of the Mk1 Citi Golf on the local mar­ket

370 000 Citi Golfs sold be­fore pro­duc­tion ended in 2009

2004 In­tro­duc­tion of the lo­cally built Mk5 Golf

813 000 To­tal num­ber of Golfs pro­duced in Uiten­hage

2008 Local Mk5 Golf pro­duc­tion ceases

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