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2005 Volkswagen Golf TDI
Yesterday saw the production
of Volkswagen Golf #24,000,000.

ON 30/12/05
OF 2005

You'll see it
after midday

9th November, 2005

The world’s 24 millionth Golf was produced yesterday at Volkswagen in Wolfsburg. The anniversary model is a 2.0 litre TDI, 103 kW Golf Comfortline in tornado red.

“The Golf is top of the new registrations list in Western Europe and the highest-selling vehicle in the Volkswagen Group”, commented Production Board member Reinhard Jung at the celebrations on Tuesday.

The Golf is now built at seven Volkswagen factories: Wolfsburg, Mosel, Brussels, Sarajevo/Bosnia and Herzegovina, Uitenhage/South Africa, Changchun/China and Curitiba/Brazil.

The model’s success story began in 1974. In 2002, Golf production figures surpassed Beetle production, thus setting a new record at Volkswagen. Production of the fifth-generation Golf commenced in October 2003. The latest generation also includes the R32, the most powerful Golf of all time, where production started in August.

In total, Europe’s leading car maker delivered some 719,000 Golf to customers worldwide last year. Major markets in Europe include Germany, the UK, France and Italy. The top three sales markets for the Golf outside Europe are the USA, Japan and South Korea.

In Australia, the new Golf continues to provide an increased level of sales for the marque which once built cars in Victoria.

Five generations of Volkswagen Golfs
Five generations of Volkswagen Golfs

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