The Volkswagen Golf presented for first time in 1974as his successor Beetle and quickly became a huge success. After 8 generations and sales of over 37 million unitsthe German brand is preparing to celebrate the His 50th birthday in 2024renewing it, with thermal engines, at the beginning of the new year.
Volkswagen announced that the facelift version of the 8th generation will be presented at end of January 2024. In fact, it will present the spectacular success story at the “Retromobile” exhibition in Paris.
This will be the last Golf with thermal engines. The German brand has made it clear that in 2026 there will be an all-electric GTI versionwhile his 9th generation it will be purely electric. Without being sure yet if it will keep the existing design philosophy or if it will “lend” its name to someone from the next EVs (concepts) which will be presented or have already been presented.
With his “stamp”. Giorgetto Giugiarothe first generation Golf adopted a new design philosophy for the time and it was not until 1976 that it reached 1 million sales. Its versions are many, both in terms of engines and bodies (GTI, Cabrio, Variant) and is now preparing for its latest renewal.
The Germans made it known that its pre-orders will begin in spring 2024, while the “honorary” events for his 50th birthday will begin at the end of January. Specifically from 31 January to 4 February 2024all its generations will be exposed to «Salon Retromobile» which will take place in Paris.
At the same time, from 2 to 4 February 2024the German brand will present a first generation Golf but also the unique EA 276 concept car – which was its forerunner and developed in Wolfsburg from 1969 – to «Bremen Classic Motorshow».
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