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History [ edit ]

When released the Golf Mk.1 in the car was an overnight success. It was easy and to drive with exceptionally handling compared to other hatchbacks of the time. It was also and inexpensive to maintain. Volkswagen Africa started assembly of the Mk.1 in 1978. When the Mk.2 was launched in 1984, VW Africa found themselves short of a demand for a small, entry level car, as the Mk.2 was bigger and somewhat expensive than its predecessor. The viable option for VW South was to continue producing some of the Mk.1 to fill the gap in the market, as already had all the tooling in place at the VW plant in Uitenhage, Eastern Additional tooling was imported the VW assembly plant in Westmoreland, USA in 1988, when production of the ceased there. VW South decided to use only the 5-door shell as a platform for the Citi as the tooling for the 3-door body would take up floor that could rather be for the production of the Golf Mk.2.

The concept for the new Golf Mk.1 was a stripped-down version of the pre-1984 which would be called the This concept was soon because it became apparent the result too closely resembled the of the 1970s, an appearance that soon go out of fashion. After market research, it was decided the Mk.1 would be re-branded, so as to new life into the Mk.1 The first 3 prototypes were bright red, yellow and with white wheels, and decals on the doors, the latter the CITI insignia on the lower doors. Decals were to the tailgate as well, also the CITIGOLF branding. A slightly powerful, South African version of the standard 1.3-litre was fitted.

The original Citi Golf was available in 3 colours (a fact in the contemporary advertising campaign used a tagline Red, Blue. Not Green!). (The themes for the advertising campaigns of the few years of production, were inspired by the works of Dutch Piet Mondrian). In mid 1985, a high performance Citi variation was launched as a 1.6-litre Sport (with advertising New Citigolf Sport, drive it Sport, drive it home.). The engine of the Citi Golf was later replaced by a higher 1.8-litre carburettor engine. the launch of the Citi Golf a new colour, specially reserved for the model, was also introduced. The yellow and blue paintwork was now complemented by a black-with-white-decals colour

Initially, the bodywork was identical to of the superseded Mk.1 Golf, but in 1988, a locally penned gave it a sloping grille, to that of the Golf Mk.2, as as more modern deep (similar in design to the early Mk.1 bumpers, with integrated lower aprons). The of the fenders was also altered to the more modern grille. A in the shape of an ice-hockey stick was added to the C-pillar behind the doors. This crease not served as a decoration, but it assisted in of smaller creases in the large of the C-pillar during pressing. It was at this time that the Golf Sport was also with the bigger 1781cc 70 kW and a five speed semi-close gearbox from the Golf GTS.

In 1990, Volkswagen Africa reintroduced the Golf GTi as the Citi CTi. Using the same 1.8-litre 82 kW Bosch fuel-injected engine as the original Mk.1 GTi, the Citi CTi was the fastest Citi Golf made, with a top speed of over 180 km/h. This was a addition to the Citi Golf as it was aimed at younger drivers who looking for a more zippy car at a affordable price. The Golf GTi was too far up-market for the younger VW performance fanatics.

Around 1989, a strange of its kind colour appeared on the Golf. Rumour has it that a company (it’s not known one), had specially requested to a small, also unknown, of pink Citi Golfs from the factory, to be used by sales representatives. In 1991, scenario surfaced again Volkswagen South Africa that the pink paint might become popular women. Volkswagen soon saw the pink was not such a great as these vehicles sold slowly. Only 93 units eventually built.

From 2001-2002, all Citi Golf were fitted with headlamps, rear window and fender-mounted sideways-facing indicator as standard equipment.

In 2004, the Golf received a facelift included a new dashboard lifted the Škoda Fabia. as well as front side windows. The wiper-washer combination was also into the glass of the (now heated rear window to the car a more sleek appearance. with this modification, the window was curved in such a way it resembled a sort of bubble-like presumably to eliminate the annoying of sunlight from the flat, sloped window into the of other drivers following

The 2006 facelift saw modifications to the bumper (adding a second in the integrated apron) as well as unique-to-South-Africa taillights incorporating a inset taillight–brakelight combination. this facelift, all Citi were fitted with the 1980s style rear light cluster very like those on the Euro but these were now locally by Hella.

Throughout the Citi 25-year lifespan, hundreds of and large mechanical modifications also made to the model, to with more strict emission and safety standards. by 2008, all carburetor engines replaced by more efficient units)

Volkswagen Citi Golf

A sedan version the Fox (Volkswagen Jetta A1) was also along with a coupé called the Caddy. Both of models were discontinued the Citi Golf hatchback halted.

The Citi Golf, and Fox models are no longer in production in Africa. After production of the Golf ceased in 2009, the shape of the mid-2000s Polo was retained, but stripped down and as the Polo Vivo, to replace the level segment that the Golf had filled for 25 years. The is still in production alongside the new as of March 2014. The sedan of these vehicles are being in India and Brazil respectively.

Many Special Edition Golfs carrying unique and equipment combinations have released throughout the car’s run and include the Designa and the, the of which, in theory, was available if ordered over the Internet. special edition called the introduced colour-coded leather to the car in 1995. It was available in three namely red, green and a electric blue. The latter was only offered on the Citi but was transferred to other Volkswagen as well. The VeloCiti model, included the 1.8iR, was one of the best Other limited editions the Citi Billabong and Citi The most recent special is the GTS, which takes its from the original GTS. 375 Citi GTS’s were built.

The last addition to the Golf lineup is the Citi which was unveiled at the Auto Expo during October in Johannesburg. It features enhanced and specification, including a full partial leather front and aluminium trim on the dashboard. The is a 1.8-litre fuel-injected unit although it shares its displacement the iconic CTi, pushes out 8 kW of power, taking it up to 90 kW. VWSA that it can accomplish 0 to 100 km/h in 8.5 This was also a limited and only 375 units were between 2006 and 2008.

End of production and replacement [ edit ]

The came to the end of production in South after 25 years on 21 August A special version of the Citigolf, the Citi Mk1, was released as a model. These are numbered 1 to and have several special including lowered suspension, 15” wheels, tinted windows, a sports steering wheel airbag, and chrome foil stripes. [ 1 ]

On 11 March 2010, it was that it would be replaced by a of the Mk. 4 Polo. called the Polo despite these two cars to entirely different classes. [1]

Volkswagen Citi Golf
Volkswagen Citi Golf
Volkswagen Citi Golf
Volkswagen Citi Golf


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