Golf Mk III

1974 – 2008: THE EVOLUTION OF THE GOLF

Launched in 1974 the Golf set benchmarks for style, value, practicality and efficiency. Five generations and 34 years later the same virtues apply to the new Golf Mk VI.

In this time the Golf has been responsible for several pioneering advances in vehicle design and engineering.  In 1976 a Golf powered by a diesel engine was launched, in 1982 a turbocharged diesel engine followed.  In 1987 ABS became available along with, in 1990, closed-loop catalytic converters.

Diesel-electric and fully electric hybrid versions of the Golf have been unveiled in concept form and, this month, a BlueMotion of the new Golf has made its debut. Capable of achieving 74.3 mpg while emitting just 99 g/km of CO2 the new Golf continues to set new benchmarks in its class.

The Golf has enjoyed sustained popularity worldwide and remains one of the best selling vehicles in Europe.  In March 2007 the 25,000,000th Golf was produced, eclipsing the 21,517,415 total achieved by the original Beetle.

In 2008 a total of 69,090 examples of the Golf were sold in the UK. 

Mk III (1992 until 1998)

The Golf Mk III, of which 4.8 million units were built, was launched on to the UK market in 1992.

1991: Debut of the third Golf
  First Golf diesel with oxidation catalytic converter
  First Golf with six-cylinder engine (VR6); simultaneously the first model in the lower mid-range with a six-cylinder engine
1992: 13,000,000th Golf in February
  Driver and front passenger airbag available from August
1993: First Golf with turbodiesel direct injection (TDI) engine
  Debut of the second Golf Cabriolet
  First Golf Estate
  14,000,000th Golf in March
1994: 15,000,000th Golf in May
1995:  First Golf with naturally aspirated diesel direct injection (SDI) engine
1996: 20th anniversary of the Golf GTI / anniversary model of the Golf GTI
  First Golf GTI with turbodiesel engine
  17,000,000th Golf in November

 

1974 – 2008: THE EVOLUTION OF THE GOLF

Launched in 1974 the Golf set benchmarks for style, value, practicality and efficiency. Five generations and 34 years later the same virtues apply to the new Golf Mk VI.

In this time the Golf has been responsible for several pioneering advances in vehicle design and engineering.  In 1976 a Golf powered by a diesel engine was launched, in 1982 a turbocharged diesel engine followed.  In 1987 ABS became available along with, in 1990, closed-loop catalytic converters.

Diesel-electric and fully electric hybrid versions of the Golf have been unveiled in concept form and, this month, a BlueMotion of the new Golf has made its debut. Capable of achieving 74.3 mpg while emitting just 99 g/km of CO2 the new Golf continues to set new benchmarks in its class.

The Golf has enjoyed sustained popularity worldwide and remains one of the best selling vehicles in Europe.  In March 2007 the 25,000,000th Golf was produced, eclipsing the 21,517,415 total achieved by the original Beetle.

In 2008 a total of 69,090 examples of the Golf were sold in the UK. 

Mk III (1992 until 1998)

The Golf Mk III, of which 4.8 million units were built, was launched on to the UK market in 1992.

1991: Debut of the third Golf
  First Golf diesel with oxidation catalytic converter
  First Golf with six-cylinder engine (VR6); simultaneously the first model in the lower mid-range with a six-cylinder engine
1992: 13,000,000th Golf in February
  Driver and front passenger airbag available from August
1993: First Golf with turbodiesel direct injection (TDI) engine
  Debut of the second Golf Cabriolet
  First Golf Estate
  14,000,000th Golf in March
1994: 15,000,000th Golf in May
1995:  First Golf with naturally aspirated diesel direct injection (SDI) engine
1996: 20th anniversary of the Golf GTI / anniversary model of the Golf GTI
  First Golf GTI with turbodiesel engine
  17,000,000th Golf in November

 

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