At the 1989 Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen introduced the Golf Country concept – a lifted Golf hatchback with four-wheel-drive capabilities. With positive responses from motoring journalists and attendees, the German marque made the concept a reality and introduced the Golf Country model the following year, built at the Steyr-Daimler-Puch in Graz, Austria.
With 210 millimeters (8.3 inches) of ground clearance and dressed up as an off-roader, the Golf Country didn’t sell well, sadly. Only less than 8,000 samples were made in three years, and that’s maybe because crossovers weren’t really a thing at that time.
These days, however, with the apparent popularity of crossovers globally, a modern Golf Country could work out well for Volkswagen, that’s why our friends at Kolesa.ru made a modern rendering of the old Golf off-roader.
With the Golf 8 as its basis, Kolesa gives the hatchback bigger wheels and high profile tires, which makes the rendering…