Production of the new Volkswagen Golf commenced today at the Volkswagen plant in Puebla, Mexico. The facility is to build further models from the Golf family for the North America region going forward.
The e-Golf is Volkswagen's first fully electric vehicle for the U.S., due to go on sale in select states in the fourth quarter of 2014.
The North American International Auto Show will see the U.S. debut of the latest Golf R, the most powerful version of the Golf ever to be sold in this market.
The Golf's success story enters the seventh generation as the car continues to inspire both customers and the specialist media.
Car and Driver named the 2014 Volkswagen Golf and GTI as one of its '10Best Carsâ? for the new year in their January issue, praising the sixth-generation Golf as 'an unlikely partnership of practicality and refinement.â?
The Golf is 'Car of the Year 2013/14' in Japan. Thus, for the first time in the 34-year history of this prestigious award a foreign car has beaten the local competition.