- The second generation Golf was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show on 9/1983 and its production was maintained until the end of 1991. The design of Golf II was shaped by the Schäfer designer.
- This Golf introduced this name for the first time in the United States and Canada. In these countries, the first generation was sold as a Volkswagen Rabbit (Hare).
- In January 1984, the second-generation Volkswagen Jetta was launched, based on the second-generation Golf, but again with a third volume, that is, a 4-port sedan. Instead, it has never released a second-generation Golf cabrio version - just the first generation Golf Cabrio continued to be produced by the end of 1992, while the third-generation Cabrio version was introduced in 1993.
- In 1985, the first Golf Golf was released, with four-wheel drive. It was equipped with the same Syncro four-wheel drive system with the turbocharged version of G60 Limited, which was released in 1989 in limited-edition Continental States, with limited power output of 160 hp (120 kW) and ABS for the first time in Golf .
- The production of the second generation of Golf stopped in Germany at the end of 1992, with 6.3 million cars being produced.