What makes the Golf so special? When the Volkswagen Classic
editorial staff travelled to Turin to meet him a few years ago, Giugiaro set about
drawing it without further ado. The charcoal glided dynamically across the paper.
At times his hands flew across the paper, at times they paused briefly for thought
at a certain point. A few seconds later, the paper was graced by the global success
from Wolfsburg - a Golf, unmistakably, and still incredibly effectual, even in
two-dimensional form. Clear lines, reduced to the essential. Particularly striking
were the C-pillars, which live on in every new Golf. Good design stands the test of
time. Giorgetto Giugiaro smiled contentedly.
Technology from Lower Saxony combined with design from Piemont. Giugiaro combined
zeitgeist, technology and creativity in a model that remains legendary to this day,
and which set new benchmarks.
Giugiaro had no doubt about the Golf. "I was relaxed, because the result was
well-balanced, including the economic aspect. The reason the Golf was so
successful: because it was right as a whole!"