The Volkswagen Golf (Mark 1 and Mark 5 badged as Volkswagen Rabbit in North America) is a compact car / small family car manufactured by Volkswagen. The Golf is Volkswagen’s best-selling model in history and world’s third best-selling model, with more than 24 million built.
Most production of the Golf has been in the 3-door hatchback style. 5-door hatchback, station wagon (estate/Variant) and convertible (Cabriolet) variants have also been available, as well as a sedan (saloon) car based on the Golf (Volkswagen Jetta). They have existed everywhere between basic personal cars and high-performance sports coupes. The success of the Golf popularized the use of the hatchback in the C segment of cars and started the entire golf class.