Volkswagen first launched the iconic Golf model in 1974. It gained instant international popularity. Within just two years, sales of Volkswagen Golfs had exceeded a million.
German carmaker Volkswagen has announced it will boost investments in the development of electric cars in the next five years. The company has set out to become a global leader in e-mobility and new-energy vehicles.
Sweden has reported a decent rise in car sales over the past 12 months. But for the first time in more than half a century, the best-selling vehicle in the Scandinavian country was not its iconic Volvo, but VW's Golf.
The German car group is offering owners of older diesel cars rebates of up to 10,000 euros when they trade in their vehicle for a new lower-emissions car. VW subsidiaries Audi and Porsche have announced similar plans.
It's not that long ago that German carmaker Volkswagen had to recall a million Audi cars in China because of faulty coolant pumps. Now a defect in a headlight fuse is causing more trouble for the company.
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