After difficulty and failure with the concept EA266 main fetched another course. Golf attributed concept whose success in the market have had time to check other producers – for example, with its model Fiat 127. This gave the car birthright arrangement across the front of the drive unit with front-wheel drive. Design commissioned by then only thirty-Giorgio Giugiaro, whose star had fully shine later. This option despite several concerns proved to be very happy. Whooping spirited Italians succeeded in their studies Ital Design to create a timeless shape of the bodywork, which after slight modifications were also made to the series. Large glazed surface, wedge sloping bonnet, sharply clipped the front face with a pair okrúhlich headlamps, large dump third dvere- were all elements that create long characteristic image of the first generation Golf. When marketing was available only in three-door and five-door with two spark-ignition engines 1.1 La 1.5 liters. Track width and wheelbase while its creators chosen so as to easily fit on jacks, which in a wide service network remained after beetle.