The Golf Mk1 was produced from 1974–1983 (1979-1993 Cabriolet). In total 6.8 million Golf's were built. The Golf, also called Rabbit in the States, was very successful there. The Rabbit along with the Honda Civic were the two cars that spraked American interest in front-wheel drivecompacts.
The car was powered by a 4 cylinder inline engine with a cubic capacity from 1.1l up to 1.8l.