The Volkswagen Golf. A great choice.

It’s been more than 40 years since the very first Volkswagen Golf hit the roads, yet the popularity of the model shows no sign of abating. Having played an integral role in rejuvenating the manufacturer during a tough financial period in the 1970s, the model has since been through seven different iterations to arrive at the stylish and exhilarating model we see today.

But why is the Volkswagen Golf still such a popular model, even after all this time? We take a look at a few of the reasons why the Golf continues to have such enduring appeal, and focus on some of the key attributes of the latest iteration.


Something the Volkswagen Golf has always been good at is evolving. As stated above, we’re now on the seventh iteration of the model. Over the past 40 years, the vehicle has been able to move with the times, adapting its look, its features, and its performance to the needs of its customers, thereby cementing its place as a firm favourite.

Award-winning reputation

We all like to back a winner. As such, it comes as no surprise that, during the Golf’s illustrious history, it has scooped a number of prestigious awards. From picking up the World Car of the Year award in 2013 to more recent awards as the Compact Family Car of the Year 2017, the prestige of the model ensures that buyers find it difficult to resist the temptation of the Volkswagen Golf.

Innovative technology

The Volkswagen Golf has always been at the forefront of automotive technology, and the latest edition is no different. Featuring smartphone connectivity and systems that keep you informed and entertained throughout your ride, to driver assistance measures such as Park Assist, Blind Spot Sensor, and Adaptive Cruise Control, staying ahead of the curve is simple in the latest Golf.


Arguably the most popular reason for the Golf’s longevity has been the sheer volume of options available. In terms of body style, finishes, trim levels, engine options, and more, being able to choose a Volkswagen Golf that matches an individual’s needs ensures it represents a popular choice.

To learn more about the latest Volkswagen Golf, or to book a test drive, get in touch with the team at Specialist Cars Volkswagen today.