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Golf II

Thanks to eddypeck.

In September 1983 VW introduced us to the second-generation Golf (Golf II or more commonly known in UK, Mk2). It had grown slightly, with longer wheelbase, and larger exterior and interior dimensions. But still retaining, although in a more rounded form, the Mk1's overall look. Although available in Germany and the rest of European (left-hand drive) markets by the end of 1983, here in the UK we didn’t see it until March 1984.

The GTI arrived initially with an 8 valve 1.8-litre mechanical fuel-injected engine. And later changed to EFi late 1987. The 16-valve version was introduced later in 1985.

In 1985, the first Golfs with four-wheel-drive (Golf Syncro) went on sale with the same Syncro four-wheel-drive system being employed on the supercharged G60 models, exclusively released in continental Europe in 1989 with 120 kW (161 hp; 163 PS) and anti-lock brakes (ABS).

A Mk2-based second generation Jetta was unveiled in January 1984. There was no Mk2-based cabriolet model; instead, the Mk1 Cabriolet was continued over the Mk2's entire production run.
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