It was in the fall of 1983, in Germany, when this new version of the Golf was presented. More impressive, she was received a bit coolly by the public which blamed its upgrading. The first Golf 2 GTI disappointed the aficionados, because despite of its 8 valves she did not progress on a part with the power (still 112hp) while she was heavier. However, she enjoyed renewed success and the versions multiplied. A most sporty version came to complete the picture in 1985 : the GTI 16S (16 valves and 139hp). During the following years, some limited versions came also, such as the Golf Match 16S (1200 copies), the Golf G60 Rallye (5000 copies), the Golf Country (4x4 Syncro, predecessor of the Tiguan !). The Cabriolet Golf 1 relooking in 1988 allowed Volkswagen to offset the absence of the Golf 2 in Cabriolet. After 8 years of commercialization, the Golf 2 was a success with 6 301 000 units sold, all versions taken together.