Why Are There So Many Different Volkswagen Golf Models?

By Product Expert | Posted in VW Golf, VW Golf Alltrack, VW Golf GTI, VW Golf R, VW Golf SportWagen on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 at 5:23 pm
2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI driving fast through city

The name “Golf” has a long history with the Volkswagen brand. Even though it all started with just one model back in the seventies, it has since grown into a global identity. Its name has spawned five different models, making it the largest vehicle family from the German automaker. Read on to see how many different forms the Volkswagen Golf currently takes.

2020 Volkswagen Golf blue two people walking around

Volkswagen Golf

The original compact hatchback design moved into its seventh generation back in 2015, and the 2020 model year is still part of that generation. It has a 1.4L turbocharged engine with a manual and an automatic transmission option. Many of its best safety technology comes standard on every trim level.

Volkswagen Golf GTI

This version of the Golf, often known as a “hot hatch” brings performance to the classic design. With the 2020 model year, this vehicle gets up to 228 horsepower to back up its hot red grille badging and style lines. A unique plaid inlaid cloth seat option sets the GTI apart on the S trim.

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI interior showing plaid inlaid seats
2020 Volkswagen eGolf closeup of headlight and blue lines

Volkswagen e-Golf

The Golf family wouldn’t be complete in 2020 without an electric vehicle option. As the automotive industry moves closer and closer to an electric vehicle dominated lineup, the e-Golf takes the lead for the hatchback family.

Volkswagen Golf R

When the Golf GTI just isn’t enough, there’s the Volkswagen Golf R. With the horsepower of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R reaching 288, this version of the Golf puts performance front and center, outdoing the flashier looking GTI. With eye-popping colors, the Golf R is sure to impress in its simplicity and power.

2020 Volkswagen Golf R blue driving away from shot at night

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2019 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen red parked by house woman and dog walking toward

Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

This is what happens when hatchbacks cross over with the station wagon design. It is still compact, but it allows for plenty of storage space in the back without needing to lift high up off the ground like an SUV.

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

Bigger than the Golf Sportwagen, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is one of the last remaining wagon-style vehicles. It has ample storage space, and its rear seats can fold down for even more utility. All-Wheel Drive turns this version of the Golf into the closest thing to an SUV without sacrificing the classic sedan driving feeling.

2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack SEL in silk blue metallic driving on mountain road with mists