The Volkswagen Golf nameplate has recently set a milestone in production. First produced in 1974, the Golf is now in its seventh generation with the 30 millionth unit rolling out of the German carmaker's Wolfsburg plant.
Based on that figure, an average of over 2,000 people have purchased a new Golf every day for the past 39 years.
The milestone model is also very timely since it is a Golf TDI BlueMotion, which Volkswagen claims has a fuel mileage of 37.54km/L, making it the most fuel-efficient Golf ever built.
"The history of the Golf is also the history of automotive progress," said Volkswagen board chairman Martin Winterkorn. "With technologies such as the safe front-wheel drive of the first Golf, the debut of the TDI in the third Golf, electronic stability control and the dual-clutch gearbox of the fourth Golf, and the standard automatic post-collision braking system of the new generation, this car has continued to democratize progress. Optimum safety, comfort and driving fun are no longer a question of money, thanks to the Golf. And so our best seller lives up to the Volkswagen name."