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Volkswagen Golf Mk5
Car photo 293391 7
ManufacturerVolkswagen
Also calledVW Rabbit
Production2003-2008
AssemblyGolf:

Wolfsburg, Germany; Uitenhage, South Africa; Changchun, China; Jakarta, Indonesia (Garuda Matraman Motor); Solomonovo, Ukraine (Eurocar)

Golf Plus:

Wolfsburg, Germany; Jakarta, Indonesia (Garuda Matraman Motor
PredecessorVolkswagen Golf Mk 4
SuccessorVolkswagen Golf Mk6
ClassCompact
Body style(s)3-door hatchback, 5-door hatchback, 5-door compact MPV, 5-door estate/wagon
LayoutFront engine, front-wheel drive / 4motion four-wheel drive

The fifth generation Volkswagen Golf Mk5 (VW Typ 1K), built on the Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35) platform was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in October 2003 and went on sale in Europe one month later. To commemorate this, Wolfsburg was renamed "Golfsburg" for a week. It reached North American markets in June 2006 rebadged with the revived Rabbit nameplate. Most print ads for the Rabbit show the old badge (a running rabbit) with the phrase "It's back, at $14,990". TV ads show Rabbits chasing after each other with their numbers increasing until they fill the streets of a city, a take on the cliche "multiplying like rabbits".

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