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Discover How This Pattern Made its Place in the Golf GTI

More than 40 years ago, the design of the Volkswagen Golf GTI was under scrutiny. We all know this car well, and we have plenty of them on our lot here in Auburn MA but were it not for one woman's decision, this popular pattern wouldn't have made its mark on Volkswagen. You see the Golf GTI near Worcester, and you've likely seen them sporting the signature pattern, but why is this its trademark?

In 1976, Volkswagen debuted the Golf GTI, and though it looked a lot like its sibling, the Golf, the Golf GTI near Westborough had one distinction: tartan seat patterns and a golf ball gearshift knob. The design, now known as Clark Plaid, is synonymous with sporty styling, and the golf ball knob, though a spur of the moment, top of the head suggestion from designer Gunhild Liljequist, is cemented in history. If you've ever sat in the Golf GTI, you know it's impressive, and thanks to a former chocolatier candy-box designer and porcelain painter, these ideas are revolutionary for the brand.

The design process for the Golf GTI had begun in 1964 and culminated in the 1976 release, which, as we know, was welcomed with open arms. If you're interested in learning how a current model year Golf GTI for sale near Shrewsbury MA can transform your drive, contact our team, and we'll see how we can help you bring one home today.

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI is shown above

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