Author: Curtis Farrell |

The VW Golf is a famous compact car marketed worldwide since 1974. It is relatively cheap and highly popular being one of the world’s best-selling models of all times.

2017 VW Golf

Due to the recent Volkswagen emissions scandal that involved the VW Golf, the company has lost some of the clientele. However, it is still present on the US market and offers new models as well. The MSRP for the Golf modern hatch starts at $18,495; for the Golf GTI hot hatch – at $24,995; for the Golf R performance hatch – at $35,650; for the e-Golf – at $28,995; and for the Golf SportWagen – at $21,625. The hatch models include both the 2-door and the 4-door versions.

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2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack © Volkswagen AG

VW Golf’s Generations

Volkswagen marketed the VW Golf worldwide across seven generations: from 1974 to 1984 (first generation), from 1983 to 1992 (second generation), from 1991 to 1998 (third generation), from 1998 to 2005 (fourth generation), from 2003 to 2009 (fifth generation), from 2008 to 2014 (sixth generation), and from 2012 (seventh generation). The first all-electric version of the VW Golf went on sale in 2014 as a part of the seventh generation.

VW Golf’s Future

The future of VW in the US is somewhat uncertain due to the aforementioned Volkswagen emissions scandal. However, the VW Golf, as a brand’s best-selling model, will survive in the near future for sure. It is very likely that we will see more generations to come.