Volkswagen celebrates the 30 millionth Golf

Volkswagen celebrates the 30 millionth Golf image

Text: Team / Photos: VW Press | posted June 17, 2013 16:52

World's 30 millionth Golf drives off Wolfsberg assembly line

The world’s 30 millionth Golf has rolled off the assembly line at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg since the start of its production in early 1974. This is a new production record for one of the most successful European car ever. The 30 millionth car is a Golf TDI BlueMotion, one of the most fuel efficient Golf ever built at 37.54 km/l.

Prof. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, also officially accepted the 'Car of the Year 2013' award for the Golf which was conferred by the 60 member international jury for the highly esteemed award.

“The history of the Golf is also the history of automotive progress. With technologies such as the safe front-wheel drive of the first Golf, the debut of the TDI in the third Golf, ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and the dual clutch gearbox of the fourth Golf and the standard Automatic Post-Collision Braking System of the new generation, this car has continued to democratise 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.”  commented Prof. Winterkorn.