Volkswagen in Wolfsburg produced the 25 millionth Golf today. The anniversary vehicle is a Golf Sportline 1.4 l TSI in tornado red with a power output of 103 kW (140 hp) and dual clutch transmission.

Plant Manager Dietmar Korzekwa said: "25 million Golf in 33 years – that is an outstanding achievement of which we can all be proud. 15 million Golf have 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."

As the anniversary Golf left the assembly line Bernd Osterloh, Chairman of the Group and General Works Councils, commented: "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."

Last year, Europe’s leading automaker delivered more than 716,000 Golf to customers worldwide. Major markets in Europe are Germany, UK, France and Italy. The most important sales markets for the Golf outside Europe are Japan, South Africa and the USA.

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