The Volkswagen Rabbit: Everyone's Favorite Hatchback Bunny

The 2014 Volkswagen Golf was just named World Car of the Year last week, and the award goes to a rather deserving little hatchback. In fact, the Golf is to compact hatches what the Jeep Wrangler is to 4x4s. Throughout its history, the Golf also went by a different name; the lovable Volkswagen Rabbit. In the US and Canada, the first-generation and fifth generation Golf went by this name, and with this Easter Sunday, we figured we would celebrate this cute, fluffy little Rabbit! The original Volkswagen Rabbit was a diminutive little runabout, that was offered in a swath of gas and diesel engines. The Mk I Rabbit also bore the GTI, the original hot-hatch. RELATED: See images of the 2006 Volkswagen Thunder Bunny Concept
The Volkswagen Rabbit: Everyone's Favorite Hatchback Bunny
Then, in 2007, Volkswagen brought back the Rabbit name, and as you can see in the ad below, they really drove home the idea as the Rabbit being a bushy-tailed hatchback bunny! RELATED: See images of the 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup
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