Today, June 14th, VW celebrated the 30 millionth Golf rolling off the assembly line at the Wolfsburg plant.
The 30 millionth Golf is a Mk7 TDI Bluemotion model and will be displayed at the Wolfsburg ‘open house day’ this Saturday. The automaker started manufacturing the Golf in 1974 and for the past 39 years an average of over 2,000 customers have bought a new Golf every day. The Golf TDI BlueMotion, whih was recently introduced, is the most fuel efficient Golf with a fuel consumption value of only 3.2 l/100km.
Yesterday, June 13th, Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of VW, accepted the “Car of the Year 2013” award for the Golf, offered by a 60 member international jury. VW’s Golf, which is the company’s best-selling car in the world, surpassed Mercedes-Benz’s A-Class, the combined entry Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT 86 and the Porsche Boxster/Cayman being selected as the World Car of the Year. This is the second straight year when VW is the winner, in 2012 the VW UP! small car being offered this title.
“The history of the Golf is also the history of automotive progress. An optimum of safety, comfort and driving fun are no longer a question of money thanks to the Golf. And so our bestseller lives up to the Volkswagen name,” said Winterkorn.