Volkswagen Rolls Out 25 Millionth Golf

By: Benjamin Hudson

Volkswagen AG's assembly plant at their headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany has reached its 25 millionth milestone in manufacturing the popular VW Golf hatchback. Volkswagen officials attended the celebration in Wolfsburg assembly plant.

While the 25 millionth VW Golf rolls out of the assembly line Dietmar Korzekwa, Plant Manager of Wolfsburg plant said: "25 million Golf in 33 years - that is an outstanding achievement of which we can all be proud. 15 million Golf had been built in Wolfsburg alone. My thanks go to all employees for their commitment - day in, day out - over many years to ensuring we can withstand ever-tougher global competition. Together, we will continue the Golf success story."

Bernd Osterloh, Chairman of the Group and General Works Councils also said: "25 million Golf is also a symbol of the extraordinary performance of our colleagues. Their high-quality work - as an engineer or a production line worker - has made our Golf a long-lasting success that has brought employment and a future to many regions of the world."

The 25 millionth VW Golf model is a Golf Sportline with Tornado Red paint finish equipped with a 1.4-liter TSI engine delivering 140 PS (138 hp) at 5,600 rpm and produces a maximum torque of 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) at 1,500 rpm, coupled with a dual clutch gearbox and an optional 4MOTION four-wheel drive (4WD) technology.

Volkswagen, Europe's leading car manufacturer and the world's fourth largest automaker has already sold more than 700,000 units of VW Golf models worldwide last 2006. The VW Golf rolls out in international markets including Germany, UK, France, Italy, Japan, South Africa, and in the United States, where the VW Golf is known as the VW Rabbit hatchback.

The sporty and elegant VW Golf Sport offers a dynamic exterior body styling highlighted by body-colored bumpers, body-colored side door handles, lowered sports suspension, twin exhaust tailpipes, and the distinctive 16-inch Mugello alloy wheels with 205/55 R16 performance tires. In the cabin and cockpit area, the VW Golf Sport comes with Limit cloth upholstery, brushed stainless steel decorative inserts in dash and centre console, 12V socket in luggage compartment, front sports seats with height and lumbar adjustment, leather trimmed three-spoke steering wheel, leather trimmed gear knob, and leather trimmed handbrake grip. In addition, the VW Golf Sport also include multifunction computer, radio/CD player with 8 speakers, climatic semi-automatic air conditioning.

These exclusive features add up to the standard found on the other VW Golf models.

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