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Summit Meeting of the Designers: Warkuß and de Silva analyse the phenomenon

Golf I bears the of Giorgetto Giugiaro

Golf IV and V under the aegis of Hartmut

Golf VI and the future of the Golf are by Silva

These three men had a decisive influence on automotive Giorgetto Giugiaro, Hartmut and Walter de Silva. Designers of renown. Each of them has icons that will the test of time. One thing these men: the Golf. the Golf generations that most important in terms of IV and VI—evolved under their Now the three top designers got together in a of summit meeting of design to the “Golf” phenomenon.

Giorgetto Giugiaro (72), who was of Italdesign and designed the first generation (debut in 1974), a glance back on the design of the “From my vantage point then, it was not difficult to make the from the Beetle to a new vehicle The fact that Giugiaro was true to his own rules might had something to do with that. “When it comes to criteria for design, the proportions top the list. It is somewhat of a mathematical game.” And his were a winner: The proportions of the I were right; 6.78 units of the first generation sold up till 1983.

Just how much the head of a company belonging to Volkswagen AG 2010, influenced the “Golf” brand is emphasized by Hartmut (70). The ardent amateur was chief designer of Volkswagen AG his retirement in 2003; Hartmut and his team created the Golf of the and fifth generation. Warkuß: “We with the Golf IV in 1993. I myself at the time how Giorgetto would design it.” a compliment.

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Warkuß: “And so we a timeless form again and the character of the Golf through the C-pillars, among other What was of overriding importance to Warkuß: “Design has to be balanced. Its have to be right. It has to suit the in which such a design is to be For many experts, the Golf IV, has been built 4.3 million is already today a classic of

Walter de Silva (59) is one of these experts. He has been of Volkswagen Group Design 2007. “Messrs. Giugiaro and have given the fundamental to the Golf as a Volkswagen.” With a to the Golf VI, yet also to future he outlines why he has preserved these and will continue to perpetuate

“Basically, Giorgetto Giugiaro and Warkuß have written the a beautiful piece of music. And my team, with Klaus of Design for the Volkswagen brand—and all the others, we try to give a proper of this music. The basic of the ‛Golf music’ has been What we’re carrying here is a further development.”

The generation of the Golf shows potential this music has. De Silva himself is in the future; he is already on the road the next Golf in his thoughts. And Golf will—some day—follow the defined by Giugiaro and yet remain This is part of the secret of of the Volkswagen brand and the “Golf” alike. Walter de Silva: will remain unique in the and therefore universal. Constant make for unreliability for customers.” The figures prove him right: the first eight months of year alone, Volkswagen was to convince around 250,000 customers to buy a car bearing the label of in a year-on-year comparison with the period. People seem to been entranced by the music on a basis.

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