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Volkswagen Rabbit

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The Rabbit is the model name in the U.S. and Canada only for two generations of what the rest of the knew, and continues to know, as the Golf.


The very first of VW Golf pioneered the name, introduced in the U.S. in 1974 as the Rabbit—allegedly because the rabbit more sense as a lovable to the well-liked Beetle than did the Golf, which could been associated with a The first VW Rabbit sold 1975 through 1984, it was replaced by the Volkswagen Golf.

That first Rabbit Volkswagen as the seller of smartly front-wheel-drive subcompact cars, and it was successful in three-door and five-door forms that its assembly was to a new U.S. plant in Pennsylvania—at point a two-door pickup was added as well. The Rabbit pioneered Volkswagen’s sales of diesel-engined models for greater efficiency, and VW continues today as the U.S. seller of diesel cars.

Volkswagen Rabbit

The Rabbit name was then by Volkswagen’s U.S. marketing arm for the VW Golf, sold from through 2009. Again as a three-door or five-door hatchback, was clearly evolutionary from the Golf model, but more The 2006-2009 Rabbit received marks for its handling, but interior were not considered as high-quality as of the previous generation, and despite larger dimensions, it actually 3 cubic feet of cargo compared to the model it replaced.

The sole engine option on the Rabbit was a 150-horsepower 2.5-liter producing 170 lb-ft of torque, the choice of a standard five-speed gearbox or an optional six-speed gearbox. Regrettably, Volkswagen had to its diesel engines off the market the introduction of new and tougher U.S. standards, and the 2006-2009 Rabbit had no TDI option. For the 2008 model however, the engine gained a power

increase, with ratings to 170 hp and 177 lb-ft. Due to its complexity and high cost, this generation of lasted for just four years in North America it was replaced by the sixth-generation model—which once again, to the global name of Volkswagen Golf.

Both generations of Rabbit higher-performance GTI models, with powerful engines, sportier wheels, and distinctive plaid-checked upholstery inserts. Those are separate models, however, different engines, transmissions, and ratings.

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