A Visual History of the Volkswagen Golf GTI [Infographic]

The Golf GTI was the first real ‘hot hatch’ to hit the UK back in 1977, and over 40 years later it’s still one of the most loved.

While many others have tried to imitate it, no other vehicle has offered as much sheer fun to car enthusiasts at such affordable prices.

We’re taking a quick look at how to the Golf GTI has evolved since first launching back in the 1970s through to the present day.


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