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Production of the iconic hatch will finally end in South Africa after a special roll-out model

Volkswagen has launched a new version of the Golf Mk1 in South Africa, as production of the iconic hatchback finally comes to an end.

The VW Golf Mk1 is still being produced for sale in the country and has been since in production at the Uitenhage plant since 1984, when the Mk2 model went on sale in markets around the world. It is the only factory in the world still making the Mk1.

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Ever-evolving safety regulations have finally caught up with the Mk1, however, and production will end once the 1000 roll-out models, know as the Citi Mk1, are built.

The Citi Mk1 will be available in either black or shadow blue metallic paint, with a range of upgrades also fitted over the standard Mk1.

These include 15-inch gun-metal painted alloys, GT-style stripes under the doors, a chrome exhaust pipe, twin headlights and a chrome front grille surround.

Inside, the Citi gets half-leather sports seats, a retro golf-ball gearknob, a leather steering wheel, new floor mats, special red stitching throughout and an individually numbered plaque on the dashboard.

Each Citi Mk1 will be fitted with a 98bhp 1.6-litre engine and will cost from 113,500 South African rand (£9200). It will only be available in South Africa.

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david RS 13 November 2009

Re: Last VW Golf Mk1s to be built

Well better than the Mk V, VI !!!

WarrenL 13 November 2009

Re: Last VW Golf Mk1s to be built

I'm astonished at how good it looks for a 35 year old car. God bless Guigiaro indeed!

cimardinius 13 November 2009

Re: Last VW Golf Mk1s to be built

BriMarsh wrote:
God bless Giorgio Giugiaro.

Indeed. The word "classic" is overused, but it certainly applies to this car. As good and timeless a piece of design as the Vespa scooter and Alfa Spyder in my opinion.

I can't think of a current car that will look as well in 30 years, but the Citroen C5 may come close.