Over 35,000,000 Volkswagen Golfs have been sold globally since its inception in 1974

The Volkswagen Golf is arguably the only car you ever need to own. As well as being one of the most ergonomically sound machines out there, VW build one in just about every flavor imaginable. Need space? There’s a wagon. Want to go really fast? The Golf R is for you. Need to go fast and require lots of space? They even do a Golf R Wagon! However, this critic pleasing model and subsequent mastery of the market didn’t happen by accident. Today the Volkswagen Golf turns 45 years-old.

More than 35 million Golfs have been sold worldwide since 1974. That works out to be around one order placed every 41 seconds!

Check out the Volkswagen Golf’s journey over the decades.