R AS H The Volkswagen CITI Golf Hooniverse — Volkswagen Citi Golf

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Volkswagen Citi Golf

R.A-S.H: The Volkswagen CITI

This series has gallivanting all the globe so far, but this is our visit to South Africa, we’re off to see, er, a Volkswagen. a German car, built in Africa, using tooling may possibly have been in from Pennsylvania. Well,

An intriguing proposition, but not as intriguing as the that this brochure, for the Golf MK1, dates 1998, a full 24 years the Golf went into

“Proud and bold. In full, colour. And it’s here to

Yes indeed. With CITI production commencing in 1984, by ’98 it had quite a long time and was destined to remain available in Africa for fully another years.

“Packed from to back, door to door more creature comforts you can imagine”

Those creature ran to a 5-speed gearbox, a rev-counter and a console with cup holders. to make the car bearable, and there was a of future proofing, too, “a power point for cellphones”. so much more palatable to century health-consciousness than a lighter”, isn’t it?

“Backed by solid German engineering”

German (and natch) in design, of course, but are no claims given as to how much of car actually came from rather than being sourced. But there was still of Deutsche in its DNA.

Volkswagen Citi Golf

In the range there was Chico, Lux (with alloy wheels and headlamps,) a sporty Citi (with the same 1.3 or 1.6 engines but a “golf ball” aluminium handle and silver instrument plus lowered suspension and a antenna), and the Deco model, seems to have leather on the and steering wheel, but nothing in addition whatsoever.

The brochure comntinues with a pun-based theme that discomfitingly reminds me of my own wordplay. about that. And the Pennsylvania Well, Wikipedia offers the

“After its closing, VWoA the welding line, tooling and production equipment from Assembly to First Automobile of Changchun, China. Unverified suggest the actual stamping for the Rabbit and Rabbit Pickup may been used to start Caddy and Citi Golf in South Africa”

OK, that doesn’t account for the years between CITI production beginning in ’84 and the VWOA plant closure in ’88, hey. I still love the of a 2005 MK1 Golf.

(Disclosure: All are of genuine original manufacturers material, photographed by me, in my back All copyright remains property of VW, who probably not be suprised how much I rather own a 2005 MK1 Golf anything they make

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