Popular Volkswagen models
Popular Volkswagen models
Volkswagen has a lot of cars in many shapes and sizes but which one is considered their best and most iconic model? Its name means “People’s Car,” it certainly did its job to provide an affordable family vehicle. It was based on Ferdinand Porshe’s design. No credit to the other guy. Germany didn’t start mass-producing the cars until 1946, under British supervision. This helped the company reach new consumers internationally, and only bolstered its reputation for a cheap, but reliable solution. Models keep coming out, leaving many to wonder just which of the models were the best of the best at the time. At Pfaff VW in Newmarket, ON, we have a very large selection of Volkswagen vehicles of many types. If you are looking for popular Volkswagen models, then you have come to the right place. In this blog, we share slime information on some popular Volkswagen models over the years.
The Iconic Beetle
Making its way on the scene of the fabulously hip 1960s, it’s not very hard to see why the Beetle had so many fans. With over 21-million models produced and sold, the numbers really speak for themselves regarding how well this car did internationally. It started to become iconic, and it was the vehicle of choice for many car movies like Herby. This kept sales very high for decades to come. Sadly, it stopped being mass-produced in 2003, and while it was a shame that it had to leave, they recently revived it with their dune buggy models.
The Golf R32
Not necessarily as well known as their Beetle, the Golf R32 still stands out from the pack due to its performance. Produced from 2003-2008, it quickly became a favorite amongst drag-racers and autocrossers. The R refers to the Volkswagens Racing department, with the 32 symboling its engine displacement. It hopped off the line with a 3.2L VR6 engine, with top speeds approaching 155-miles an hour. It was based on the Golf GTi and was only meant to be a limited variation of the model, which was prolonged because of its popularity among consumers, which even showed up in multiple video games.
Taking a well-done model and making it, well, better, spawned the Volkswagen GTI. The GTI is an acronym for the car having a Grand Tourer Injection, which is a fancy way of saying the car has a direct fuel injection system. The newer model today offers 228 hp, with a standard 2.0 L 4-cylinder. It’s the more modern take on an older classic, and the design of the car still relies pretty heavily on how the old ones looked.
A long-time classic that started production in ‘74, the Volkswagen Jetta still roams the streets today, and that’s because of how well it been maintained and pushed as a car through-out its years. The newest edition, The GLi, was revealed publicly, and the car was boasted to have a 228 hp engine, the same ones used in the latest GTi’s. They also sit on the same platform and uses the same transmission options as its relative. The primary benefit added to the car is their Active Suspension, as well as standard black painted rear-view mirrors.
Volkswagen really expanded its consumer base with the release of their family-based car in ‘72 with the Passat B1. The move was a good one, and it’s still being produced today with some changes, of course. Now in its 7th generation, the B8 still sets out to be a high-quality car for families. It’s a large family car with front-wheel drive or four-wheel. It’s a good car to use when you’re looking to find something for a large family that won’t break the bank.
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