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New and used Volkswagen Golf price in Ghana

New and used Volkswagen Golf price in Ghana

The Volkswagen Golf is a compact car produced by the German automotive manufacturer Volkswagen since 1974, marketed worldwide across eight generations, in various body configurations and under various nameplates – such as the Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States and Canada (Mk1 and Mk5), and as the Volkswagen Caribe in Mexico (Mk1). It is one of the world’s best-selling models, with more than 35 million built by 2020.

Model YearPrice in Cedis Ghana (GHC)
Volkswagen Golf 1998 17,000
Volkswagen Golf 199930,000
Volkswagen Golf 1.6 200014,500
Volkswagen Golf 200113,000
Volkswagen Golf 200230,000
Volkswagen Golf 200340,000
Volkswagen Golf 2004 – 2005 75,000
Volkswagen Golf 200626,000
Volkswagen Golf 2007 – 200835,000
Volkswagen Golf 200949,000
Volkswagen Golf 2010 – 201150,000
Volkswagen Golf 2012 – 2013100,000
Volkswagen Golf 2016268,000
Volkswagen Golf 2017 – 2018 145,000


  • First Generation (Mk1; 1974–1983): Introduced as a replacement for the Volkswagen Beetle, it was a front-wheel-drive, water-cooled design in a hatchback body style. It was a hit, offering a significant departure from the aging Beetle.
  • Second Generation (Mk2; 1983–1992): Maintaining the core of the first-gen’s design but offering a roomier interior, improved engineering, and updated styling.
  • Third Generation (Mk3; 1992–1997): Introduced new design elements and more rounded body styling, as well as the introduction of a 6-cylinder engine, the VR6.
  • Fourth Generation (Mk4; 1997–2003): Known for its quality improvements and a more refined driving experience. This generation saw the introduction of the turbocharged direct injection (TDI) diesel engine.
  • Fifth Generation (Mk5; 2003–2008): Marked a significant redesign with a focus on refinement and introduced a new range of engines, including the TSI — high-performance and low-displacement.
  • Sixth Generation (Mk6; 2008–2012): Although it was more of a substantial refresh from the Mk5, it featured significant changes, including new, more efficient engines, improved safety features, and high-quality interior materials.
  • Seventh Generation (Mk7; 2012–2019): Built on the VW Group’s MQB platform, allowing for a lighter, more efficient, and more spacious car. This generation saw a leap in digital integration and driver assistance features.
  • Eighth Generation (Mk8; 2019–present): Continues the tradition of the hatchback design while integrating the latest in automotive technology, with a strong emphasis on digital interfaces, hybridization, and further performance enhancements.

1. Design:

The Golf’s design has always focused on functionality with a clean, timeless style. From the first to the eighth generation, the Golf has maintained a recognizable shape, with the most recent generation featuring a more aggressive front and streamlined body. The interior has evolved with the times, now boasting a minimalistic dashboard with digital touchpoints replacing many physical controls.

2. Specifications:

Over its many generations, the Golf has been available with a wide range of engines, from gasoline to diesel, and more recently, electric and hybrid models. The Mk8, for example, offers a range of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, along with mild-hybrid powertrains, and a plug-in hybrid GTE version. Transmission options have included manual, automatic, and dual-clutch (DSG) gearboxes.

3. Available models and their released dates:

  • First Generation: 1974 – 1983
  • Second Generation: 1983 – 1992
  • Third Generation: 1992 – 1997
  • Fourth Generation: 1997 – 2003
  • Fifth Generation: 2003 – 2008
  • Sixth Generation: 2008 – 2012
  • Seventh Generation: 2012 – 2019
  • Eighth Generation: 2019 – present

From the iconic GTI to the environmentally friendly e-Golf, the Volkswagen Golf has consistently been at the forefront, offering high-quality, efficient, and enjoyable cars. Its evolution reflects the advancements in automotive technology and changes in consumer preferences over the past several decades.

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